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Azerbaijan 2013

The Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia (Dagestan) to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nachichivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.

I visited the country together with some Swedish birdwatchers under the lead of Tomas Haraldsson. Highlights of the trip was the small village Xinaliq in the High Caucasus, ancient petroglyphs at Gobustan NP, Besh Barmaq and the Caspian Sea landscape.
Our chauffeur in Caucasus mountains
Our chauffeur in Caucasus mountains
A small oilfield just outside Baku
A small oilfield just outside Baku
Every house has a lot of gas pipes - Qobustan
Every house has a lot of gas pipes - Qobustan
Family houses in Qobustan
Family houses in Qobustan
Central parabol?? NO WAY……..
Central parabol?? NO WAY……..
Young men in Qobustan
Young men in Qobustan
Young kids walking to the Judo training camp in Qobustan
Young kids walking to the Judo training camp in Qobustan
A common sight - old Russian truck at a petrol station
A common sight - old Russian truck at a petrol station
Just filled petrol near Masalli
Just filled petrol near Masalli
Older Shepherd near Masalli resting his leg -
Older Shepherd near Masalli resting his leg -
The old Salyan bridge over Kura - built by German prisoners of WWII
The old Salyan bridge over Kura - built by German prisoners of WWII
Promise!! Don`t tell Mom about this drive….
Promise!! Don`t tell Mom about this drive….
Fishermen towing their boat down to Caspian Sea the easy way - with a motorbike!
Fishermen towing their boat down to Caspian Sea the easy way - with a motorbike!
Motorcycle Boy at Baliqcilar
Motorcycle Boy at Baliqcilar
Motorcycle Boy at Baliqcilar - Caspian Sea
Motorcycle Boy at Baliqcilar - Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea Harbour near Masalli
Caspian Sea Harbour near Masalli
The local store in Masalli has all you need….
The local store in Masalli has all you need….
Azerbaijan roads are not always in perfect condition….
Azerbaijan roads are not always in perfect condition….
A dry lake
A dry lake
Our bus in huge Shirvan National park
Our bus in huge Shirvan National park
Goitered Gazelle (Krävgasell) - Shirvan NP
Goitered Gazelle (Krävgasell) - Shirvan NP
Taxi - please wait, just changing my tire…..
Taxi - please wait, just changing my tire…..
Geo engineering company drilling in the field at Gobustan
Geo engineering company drilling in the field at Gobustan
Gobustan cliffs
Gobustan cliffs
Stone formation at Gobustan
Stone formation at Gobustan
Petroglyphs at Gobustan
Petroglyphs at Gobustan
Petroglyphs at Gobustan
Petroglyphs at Gobustan
Sandstone formation at Gobustan NP
Sandstone formation at Gobustan NP
Qobustan city with Caspian oilfield in the background
Qobustan city with Caspian oilfield in the background
A woman preparing tea in Xinaliq teahouse
A woman preparing tea in Xinaliq teahouse
In Xinaliq Teahouse
In Xinaliq Teahouse
Looking out from Xinaliq Teahouse
Looking out from Xinaliq Teahouse
Woman i window - Xinaliq
Woman i window - Xinaliq
Older Caucasic man - Xinaliq
Older Caucasic man - Xinaliq
Handwashing in Xinaliq
Handwashing in Xinaliq
A family man preparing the horses
A family man preparing the horses
Young boys in Xinaliq village
Young boys in Xinaliq village
Young girl in Xinaliq village
Young girl in Xinaliq village
Transportation of a wounded sheep
Transportation of a wounded sheep
Newborn sheep
Newborn sheep
Caucasus wildscape
Caucasus wildscape
A Caucasus heard of sheep
A Caucasus heard of sheep
The fantastic road to Xinaliq
The fantastic road to Xinaliq
The fantastic road to Xinaliq
The fantastic road to Xinaliq
Xinaliq windling road
Xinaliq windling road
Xinaliq road
Xinaliq road
Serving tea in the morning
Serving tea in the morning
Evening fog in a Caucasus valley
Evening fog in a Caucasus valley
Apple salesman near Quba
Apple salesman near Quba
Volga - not always reliable?
Volga - not always reliable?
Apple transportation with old russian cars
Apple transportation with old russian cars
Women working in a café at Besh Barmaq
Women working in a café at Besh Barmaq
Besh Barmaq café
Besh Barmaq café
At of the Besh Barmaq cafés
At of the Besh Barmaq cafés
Besh Barmaq cafè
Besh Barmaq cafè
Grillmaster - roadside cafe near Besh Barmaq
Grillmaster - roadside cafe near Besh Barmaq
Azerian Horseman - Besh Barmaq
Azerian Horseman - Besh Barmaq
Oilworkers at SOCAR - State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic
Oilworkers at SOCAR - State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic
Oilworker - Besh Barmaq
Oilworker - Besh Barmaq
Oilpump at Besh Barmaq
Oilpump at Besh Barmaq
Old oilfield remainings near the beach of the Caspian Sean
Old oilfield remainings near the beach of the Caspian Sean
The northen suburbs and oilfields of Baku
The northen suburbs and oilfields of Baku
Baku Flame towers - visible at long distance
Baku Flame towers - visible at long distance
Baku Flame tower - built by the time of the Eusovison song contest
Baku Flame tower - built by the time of the Eusovison song contest
The hotel lady - always watching you....
The hotel lady - always watching you....