Photos: Hoz-e Soltan salt lake

Mizan | Mohammad Mohsenzadeh: Hoz-e Soltan Salt Lake is located 40km north of central Iranian city of Qom, 85km south of Tehran. The lake is also an epicenter of a relatively rich fauna. Locals say, it is a suitable place for breeding a kind of shrimp, called Artemia. Shour, Ghara-Chai and Varamin are amongst rivers that discharge into the lake. The latter come from southern parts of Tehran Province. Melting snows and some seasonal rainfalls contribute to the inputs as well.