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Floating island in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan

There are lots of miracles in the world that we don’t know about, and there’s one of them in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.  There’s a unique natural lake (tarn) in Azerbaijan, that allegedly has no analogues in the world. The lake is 80 km north east from Nakhchivan, in the mountains of Shahbuz district.

The lake is near the Zor spring, yet the spring’s waters do not flow into the lake. So, what’s so unique about this lake? There’s a small peat island floating in it.

By the way, the island has the same oval shape as the lake itself. The island moves in sync with the sun, no matter what the weather or time of year – the island moves – from south to north. Azerbaijani scientists are aware of the island’s existence, but yet no research work has been carried out on it. The island reportedly has ancient history, and probably appeared ever since the times of Noah.

Below are some images of the lake and the island, shot in different years. Check out the difference.

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Sources: Wikipedia, Nakhchivan2014.com, Azerbaijan.az, Phview.org, Disput.az

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photobaku • December 12, 2014


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