Photographer's Note

With every step on Kish Island one will come across a new attraction ( my related shots : 1 , 2 ). The nature, the beautiful shores and vegetation create a floating panorama of colors against the azure waters of the Persian Gulf.

One indication of tropical and humid regions is the existence of palm-trees, which is one of main features of the southern parts of Iran.
History indicates that there were numerous large palm groves on the Island. But not many of them are left at present. However, Kish Forest Zone Organization has undertaken to revive them. Tolou-e Kish Palm Grove is an example of such an attempt in the eastern part of the Island, near Marjan Complex. The area of the grove is 15 hectares and the saplings were planted in 1991. Many of these palm-trees have come to fruition creating a pleasant sight.

The coral beaches of Kish sparkle in the sunlight. The sea water near the beach is crystal clear and one can see the bottom of the sea up to a far distance. This, of course, is due to the corals around the Island which purify the water. Relative to its area, Kish has one of the longest beach stretches; a relaxing and a peaceful place. The fish and other marine life in the coastal waters of Kish are unique. Visitors lose track of time when watching these species which are easily visible. At the same time, the best quality edible fish is caught here.
The coastal waters of Kish are among the safest in the world. There are no sharks and swimming is totally safe.

In the WS, a photo of an eastern shore is available.

Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO: 200

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