Erzurum is a Turkish city in the east. It is situated in a fertile plain surrounded by tall mountains at a height of 6,400 feet (1,950 meters) above sea level. Erzurum has been a vital economic and military center on a caravan route from Anatolia to Iran since antiquity, and it is now a major train station on the Ankara-Iran route.
The enkaya and Oltu districts of Erzurum became a favorite destination for photographers in the spring, with magnificent flowers and poppies blooming, as well as Angut birds strolling the lake and its environs. The mountainous and forested hills and plateaus of Erzurum’s enkaya district’s Turnal, Yukarbakraçl, and Gözebaş neighborhoods became green with the arrival of spring.
The region’s yellow and crimson blossoms, poppies, rivers and lakes formed by melting snow, and angut birds strolling about attract photographers. Poppies blossoming across a broad area in the meadows of Oltu district’s Dutlu Neighborhood provide spectacular photographic opportunities for visitors and photographers.
For photography aficionados who visited the district, a drone was utilized to explore mountain ranges, lakes, forested areas, and beautiful flowers. Murat Kaya, a photography enthusiast, revealed that they visited the districts with the photographers from Erzurum city center, adding:
“We met poppies in the districts, we were very happy because of the incredible images. We had the chance to take a lot of photos, I recommend everyone to come here.”
Nature was captured in several districts, according to photographer Ahmet Polat:
“The poppies that bloom in Oltu and Şenkaya and the nature of the region really fascinate and impress people. We had a great photo safari, it is worth seeing.”