گندم بریان در کویر لوت گرمترین نقطه کره زمین؟؟ تقدیم به زوج جوان خانواده مینایی Toward 'Gandom Beryan' in Lut Desert. Shadow temp:>55º C / Sunshine temp:>100° C, To Asian Panoramio Members

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Gandom Beryan (Scorched Wheat)

  • We know the coldest locations are the ice-capped lands near the North and South Poles, but Where is the hottest place on Earth? According to MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) installed on NASA's satellite "Aqua" the hottest place in 2004 and 2005 was the Lut desert of Iran, which reached 70.7 degrees C (159 degrees F). In 2003, Queensland, Australia, was the hottest place on Earth, with a temperature of 69.3 degrees C (157 degrees F).

Name of the plateau means "Scorched Wheat". There is a story that the name originated from the following event:

In 1950ies a caravan with camels bringing a load of wheat was going through the desert from Shahdad to Khorasan. Due to an accident they had to leave the wheat in the desert near the Gandom Beryan hill. Few days later drivers of another caravan noted the abandoned load - the grains were scorched due to the heat. Since then the hill got its present name.

Surroundings of Gandom Beryan have otherworldy beauty and lately are turning into a popular eco-tourism place.

The hottest part of Dasht-e Lut is Gandom Beryan - approximately 480 km² large plateau covered with dark lava. The source of this rock is a bit of a mystery as there are no volcanoes in vicinity. According to local legend this name (in translation from Persian - "Toasted wheat") originates from an accident where load of wheat left in the desert was scorched by the heat in a few days time.

Plateau is located in Shahdad Desert (part of Lut Desert). No roads lead to this remote plateau.

Temperatures on the top of plateau are bearable only in November - April. It is extremely silent here. Sky in the night is unusually clean and filled with stars - after all this is one of the driest places on Earth and water vapour does not disturb the view.

There are seen no life forms and it seems that there are no microorganisms here. Sterilised milk dries out without getting sour. There are stories about mummified corpses of animals lying on stones for years.

Theoretically the maximum temperatures of soil, if they exceed 70°C, should be enough to fry an egg.

Theoretically the maximum temperatures of soil, if they exceed 70°C, should be enough to fry an egg. Down, right next to the base plateau, there is a river valley with green plants in it - thus it is not true that Lut desert is totally lifeless. Also air and soil temperatures below are more bearable.

But it is also true that in many other places Lut desert is completely lifeless too.

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Ali Asghari on September 7, 2011

داماد مهدی رو ببوس یالله




پای هم پیر شید

قشنگ شده

از بس بیابون و سنگ و کتل به این اکبر بیچاره هدیه دادی

که الان از ذوق سرش گیج رفته

لایک و ستاره



Mohammad Reza Dastaf… on September 7, 2011


حرفي توش نيست


Minaei on September 7, 2011


جناب اصغری

گوشتون رو بیارین نزدیک

کسی نشنوه هاااا

این مهدی یادش رفته حالا کلوت رو

مثل اینکه کلوت ها تموم شد و به سرزمین داغ و سوزان رسیدیم

جای شکر داره این دم ازدواج و حول حالنا این مهدی فراموش کرد کلوت ها رو

نگی بهش یه موقه یادش می افته و هر چی کلوت تو آلبومش داره یک جا تقدیم می کنه و ما بدبخت می شیم


L Nazari on September 7, 2011

بسیار زیباست آقای مینایی تبریک عرض می کنم

majid nozari on September 7, 2011



بسیار زیبا

hamid s.A. on September 7, 2011

عکس قشنگیه ..اطلاعات هم بسیار جالب بود مخصوصا سری دوم و چاه آب...جل الخالق


Mahdi Kalhor on September 7, 2011

تشکر دوستان عزیز

حالا شترهای بعدی که جهاز برون می کنند تو راه هستند


Minaei on September 7, 2011

ممنونم خانم نظری

ممنونم جناب نوذری

ممنونم جناب سید علیان

ayda _ آیدا on September 7, 2011

چهقدر شبیه این عکسی که برنده شده هست . واقعا یه لحظه فکر کردم همونه

احسن به این همه زیبایی و دقت


Mahdi Kalhor on September 7, 2011

ببخشید متوجه نشدم کدوم عکس؟

Somayeh Kazemie on September 7, 2011

خیلی خیلی خیلی خیلی خوشگله! like+my Favorite

Mahdi Kalhor on September 7, 2011

ممنون خانم کاظمیان

لازم به ذکر هست که این منطقه واقعا گرم هست و البته کاربلد هایی در شهداد هستند که با ماشین شبانه افراد را به اینجا می برند و سپیده بر می گردند

یکی میگفت غروب یعنی همین موقع هایی که عکس گرفته شده - البته ساعت دوربین دوازده ساعت جابجا تنظیم شده و الان غروب است - حرکت می کنیم و صبح بر می گردیم. شایان ذکر است که از کلوت ها تا گندم بریان کمتر از 20 کیلومتر راه است و با دوربین میشه در برخی نقاط این منطقه را دید

دمای حدود 70 درجه سانتی گراد را نمیتوان تصور کرد. براحتی تخم مرغ در این دما می پزد

تا نروی نبینی

elcapitantrueno on September 7, 2011


Enrico Pighetti on September 7, 2011

Una foto da premio Oscar. Grande suggestione e un'atmosfera magica in questo scatto. Like e Ys. Ciao, Mahadi


Like-18 and million thanks dear friend!!!!!!!!


Bozor Magdi on September 7, 2011

Very good shot. like


Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on September 7, 2011

Brilliante photo,beautiful sunset and silhuette !



My friendly greeting ,Natuska

Annelies Vink on September 7, 2011

gorgeous evening scenery in the desert, I like this colourful view!


Κοσμάς Καραχλές on September 7, 2011

Excellent shot. Very nice composition. I like it so much. thanks for your kind comments. Greetings Kosmas

Fardin فـــــــردین on September 7, 2011

با سلام خدمت استاد گرامی

عکس بسیار زیبا ومنحصر بفرد

لایــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــک وستاره

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    by Mahdi Kalhor
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/04/02 06:00:26
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