At the pivot point between the Middle East and Central Asia, Iran borders on the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Caspian Sea.
Much of Iran’s terrain is mountainous. The Alborz and Zagros Mountain ranges in the north and west and two deserts, Markazi and Lut, has filled Iran’s heart.
The deserts of Iran are less inhabited and most of the population live in the basins, plateaus and plains.
By having dense rain forests in the north, warm sunny beaches in the south, snowy mountains in the west and amazingly hot deserts in the east, Iran is one of the few countries that gives the joy of experiencing four different seasons at the same time to travelers.
Iran nature is a safe haven to many endangered species. Among them is Asiatic Cheetah also known as the Iranian Cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal and the last few are known to survive mostly in Iran. Iran’s wildlife is composed of several animal species including bears, gazelles, wild pigs, wolves, jackals, panthers, Eurasian lynx, and foxes. Other domestic animals include, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, water buffalo, donkeys, and camels. The pheasant, partridge, stork, eagles and falcon are also native to Iran.