Geology trip to Hormuz Island off the coast of Iran - mountains forming from the impingement of Saudi Arabia on the continent and salt diapirs being uplifted by buoyancy in the sediment. I think the caves in white rocks seen here are eroding into salt.
This photographs shows a dilapidated tower or minaret on the island of Hormuz off the coast of Bandar Abbas. To the left in the background several reed or palm-frond structures are visible while to the right there is a white-washed, one-storey building.
Two European men wearing pith helmets are seated at the foot of the tower. A third man stands in the large central opening near the top of the tower while a fourth man’s head is visible behind him.
Every year Iranian artists gather in Hormuz Island in southern Iran and make a “soil carpet” using the natural colored soil of Hormuz Island. The carpets usually reflect the traditions and costume unique to southern Iran.
This year’s carpet is made of six parts and is called “Kalak Paro”.