The Lake on Its Last Legs

Ebrahim Noroozi

Lake Urmia is one of the largest saltwater lakes in the world that it is currently endangered and will probably cease to exist in the future. It used to be a touristic destination and where ships would sail. Now the water has dissipated and the entire lake is accessible by foot. Due to multiple factors, the water turns red in the warm seasons. Known to be on its last legs, people from all walks of life are trying to seize every moment in visiting and creating lasting memories before it disappears.