Contest #531: Mud Volcanoes, near Baku, Azerbaijan

The country of Azerbaijan, on the western coast of the Caspian Sea is home to about 40% of the mud volcanoes in the world.

The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (a National Park) hosts at least two of these interesting landscape features.

The appearance of the Zoroastrian religion in Azerbaijan almost 2,000 years ago is closely connected with these geological phenomena, and Azerbaijan’s etymology – Land of the Eternal Fire derives from its Zoroastrian history.

Found the mud:

  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Mehmet Durmus
  • Jesus Rodriguez

After the hint:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Rodrigo Jurado
  • Andy McConnell
  • donaaronio
  • Chris Nason
  • Newagincourt