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Viral Photo of a Salt Mountain in Iran Is Edited

Ouissal Harize Ouissal Harize
24th August 2022
Viral Photo of a Salt Mountain in Iran Is Edited
The photo is edited (Twitter).

The Claim

This photo shows a salt mountain in Iran.

Emerging story

A photo, which purportedly shows a salt mountain in Iran, has recently gone viral on social media.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating photo and found the claim to be misleading. The photo has been digitally altered to make the colors seem more vibrant. 

Upon conducting a reverse image search on Google, Misbar's team found the original photo, which has dimmer colors.

A supporting image within the article body

Salt Domes of Iran

Although Misbar’s team was unable to geolocate the image, many internet users suggest that it is from the Jashak Salt Dome in Bushehr County in Iran. According to the UNESCO, “the salt domes of Iran are exceptional unique examples of salt tectonic in the world, particularly the salt domes in Fars Province. The salt domes of Gheshm Island are the most unique and characterized salt domes of the world.”


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