Kooch in Zagros Mountains of Iran
Bakhtiari spring migration is from the winter pastures in Khuzestan province to the summer pastures in Isfahan province of Iran. There are few Bakhtiari families left who migrate by foot through the ancient Ill Rahs (migration paths) of the Zagros mountains in south-west Iran. The pictures in this album are instances of the one-month long migration of Ali Ghobad and Shah Goli’s family. They migrate twice a year, following the Bakhtiari tradition, in search of a better climate and pasture for their animals.