For many people, the Persian Gulf is undeniably attached to memories of the first Iraq war. But the beauty of the area is often overlooked due to its history, which encompasses thousands of years and many incredible civilizations.
The photograph above was taken on Hormuz Island, which is one of the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf. Rich sediments outline the beach, while deep blue waters strike the sand. Now mainly a fisherman’s island, the ancient Greeks once inhabited the area, followed years later by the Portuguese and then the Persians.