Where on Earth?
Do you have slides and photos you've collected from field work or vacations?
Every month, we'd like to feature one of your photos from anywhere in the world and invite other readers to guess where it was taken. Look every month in the print Geotimes for a new photo. Following are clues, answers and winners from past issues.

Send answers for the April 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by April 26 (or postmarked by this date). From those answers, Geotimes staff will draw the names of 10 people who will win Where on Earth? T-shirts. And from those 10 names, we will draw the names of two people who will win a Brunton compass. 

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Answers to the February and March photo contests:



1. The water pictured flows into one of many waterfalls that make this national park a popular tourist site. One word in the park’s name means diamond.

2. The waterfall’s name comes from the metal that gives the stratigraphic rocks a pinkish hue. The metal thus hints at the presence of oxygen when these Mesoproterozoic rocks deposited.

3. The park is located in a country well-known for its mineral and agricultural resources. Recently, the country has been a formidable negotiator affecting conditions for U.S.-led efforts to create a free trade zone in the Americas.


Name the national park.

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Answer: Chapada Diamantina in Bahia State, Brazil. Photo by Kristina Brody.

February Winners
1. Andrew Alden (Oakland, Calif.)
2. Brett Bersche (Springfield, Ill.)
3. Marcelo A. T. de Oliveira (Florianópolis, Brazil)
4. Jerry Dolence (Reno, Nev.)
5. Milton Fonseca (Sacramento, Calif.)
6. John A. Harper (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
7. Kimmo Kosonen (Kammenniemi, Finland)
8. Peter McCorquodale (Berkeley, Calif.)
9. Mary Ohren (Portola, Calif.)
10. Ann Proske (Lubbock, Texas)



1. Seven-hundred-foot-high cliffs mark this feature, the most southwesterly point of the host nation. The feature is actually a tiny island attached to the mainland by a suspension bridge that is 172 feet long and 150 feet above sea level.

2. Viewed from the bridge, this feature is found in a pervasive sandstone unit of Devonian age that is somewhat misleading in nomenclature.

3. The feature hosts a 100-year-old lighthouse that is rumored to be the last light seen by the Titanic.


Name the feature and its location.


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Answer: Mizen Head, County Cork, Ireland; Photo by Ken Franklin, Phoenix, Ariz., and courtesy of RJ Gauthier-Warinner in Arlington, Va.

Check back later this month to find out who won March's Where on Earth? contest.

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