The bird and the fisherman. Caspian Sea, Iran.
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Photographing under thick fog.

When the fog lets you walk and see something beyond 2 meters from our eyes, we are presented with an unexpected beach; What was the Persian Riviera is today a ghost hidden behind the fog that only lets see sand and water.
The Caspian Sea is a lake that stretches between Europe and Asia. Its surface is of 371,000 km2, is the largest lake in the world. It is estimated that the sea is about 30 million years old. It has no outlet for 5.5 million years. The area has been inhabited for 75,000 years.

The greatness of the Persian Riviera, as it was known to this area in times of the Shah Reza Pahlevi, died 37 years ago, when the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years of exile in Paris. Under an Islamic republic, he instituted the oppressive laws overthrowing the last Shah of Persia, who left his palace on January 16, 1979. The Caspian shores of five-star hotels, casinos and expensive restaurants - fashionable for Arab sheikhs and the European jet set - have since become deserts of water and sand.