Mazandaran Hyrcanian forests
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Mazandaran Province is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, notably large reservoirs of oil and natural gas. The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged and snowcapped Alborz sierra, including Mount Damavand, one of the highest peaks and volcanos in Asia.
The forests of Mazandaran province are very old and ancient. These forests are known as Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests. This forest is 25 to 50 million years old (Paleogene period) is one of the most valuable forests in the world and is known as a natural museum. At that time, most of the northern temperate regions of the world were covered by such forests.
This picture is the result of a day trip to this province. For this photo, I used Schneider Symmar-S 150/5.6 on Panoral 45 camera and then shoot by 1/2sec at f22 on Ilford FP4 9x12cm sheet film.