Mount Ararat at Sunset

June 19, 2020

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Photographer: M.Taha Ghouchkanlou
Summary Authors: M.Taha Ghouchkanlou; Jim Foster

Shown above is snow-capped Mount Ararat in far eastern Turkey, as viewed at sunset from northwestern Iran. This dormant, compound stratovolcano is the highest summit in Turkey, at 16,946 ft or 5,165 m – high enough to be snow-covered throughout the year. Several hundred miles north of the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Arabian Plate, the underlying cause of its vulcanism is imperfectly known.

In the foreground, a group of nomads is settling in the for the night. Their versatile tents are woven from the hair of black goats that they tend. Photo taken on June 18, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 6D; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.0080s (1/125); Aperture: ƒ/5.6; ISO equivalent: 400; Focal Length: 70.0mm.