Photos Azerbaijan
Photos Azerbaijan

Gobustan - Gobustan oil fields

One of many pump jacks that can be seen on the Oil Fields of Gobustan near the Caspian Sea

Gobustan - Gobustan oil fields

Oil rigs in the Caspian Sea waiting to be towed to a new location where they can start pumping up oil

Sahil - Sahil Sangachal terminal

The Sangachal terminal is the starting point of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and South Caucasus (SCP) Oil pipelines

Gobustan - Gobustan petroglyphs

Stone inscriptions in Latin carved between 84 and 96 AD by Roman soldiers who camped in the Gobustan area

Gobustan - Gobustan petroglyphs

One of more then 6.000 prehistoric petroglyphs of Gobustan dating back to 10.000 BC

Gobustan - Gobustan petroglyphs

Many engravings in Gobustan National Park depict animals in this case prehistoric a bull and a cow

Gobustan - Gobustan rocks

The beautiful rocky landscape of Gobustan National park with the desert in the back

Gobustan - Gobustan shepherd

A local shepherd herding his sheep over the rocks of Gobustan helped by his Caucasian Sheep dog

Gobustan - Gobustan lizard

Desert Lizard with camouflage helping him to blend in with the rocky surroundings of Gobustan

Gobustan - Lada

Azeri family passing the dry dessert like landscape of Gobustan in their Lada

Gobustan - Gobustan mud volcanoes

A Gobustan mud volcanoes, a constant flow of mud that has medicinal qualities bubbles up trough these volcanoes

Gobustan - Gobustan mud volcanoes

There are over 400 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, more than half the total throughout the world

Gobustan - Gobustan Azeri propaganda

Azerbaijan will be Independent for eternity, a quote from the former ruler Heydar Aliyev in the hills of Gobustan

Mereze - Mereze Diri Baba Mosque

The Diri Baba Mausoleum and Mosque is a unique two story building from the 15th century near the town of Shamakhi

Shamakhy - Yeddi Gumbez cemetery

Yeddi Gumbez (7 tombs) is an 18th century burial site near Shamakhy century on a hill where Azeri Kahns were buried