The Flaming Cliffs is the area of the Gobi desert in Mongolia famous for the first nest of dinosaur eggs and other fossils found by the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1922. Andrews nicknamed the site “Flaming Cliffs” because of the surreal glowing orange color of the rocks.
The Flaming Cliffs panorama (Source)
In Mongolian dialect, this region is called Bayanzag, which means “rich in saxaul shrubs”. It is comprised of red sand, rocks, scorching sun, and emptiness.
Flaming Cliffs is also close to the region where researchers discovered the tangled remains of a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor. The remains appear to have been locked in a death struggle at the time of their sudden demise. Researchers suggested that the dinosaurs who died at Flaming Cliffs died quickly, possibly by fierce sandstorms which buried them alive.
Rock formation at Flaming Cliffs (Source)
The Flaming Cliffs at mid-day (Source)