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 August 2003 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by August 25 (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 July and June photo contests:


1. These mountains, with the greatest concentration of high peaks, vie for the title of world’s tallest.

2. A rugged valley that dissects these mountains was the inspiration for the mythical Shangri-La.

3. The lake in the foreground is nearly 5500 meters above sea level.

Name the mountain range.

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Answer: Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan (near Gilgit). Photo courtesy of Richard Kelly, NASA.

July Winners:

1. Brett Bersche (Springfield, Ill.)
2. Paul English (Calgary, AB, Canada)
3. Peter Forman (Albany, N.Y.)
4. Safdar Gill (Chicago, Ill.)
5. Kent Keller (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
6. Shauna McDonald (Sebastopol, Calif.)
7. Donald P. Schwert (Fargo, N.D.)
8. Harry Siebert (Dolores, Colo.)
9. M. Winter (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
10. Ann Youberg (Tucson, Ariz.)


1. By this spring, prolonged drought had dropped the water level in this desert lake by nearly 100 feet, leaving it half empty.

2. The most common rock type in the area formed from a sand sea during the Jurassic period.

3. More recent sediments are filling the dammed lake at a rate that some say could fill it within 100 years. Others argue it could take 700 years.

Name the lake.

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Answer: Lake Powell in Utah. Photo is by Bruce Molnia of USGS and was supplied courtesy of the American Geological Institute archives.

June Winners:

1. Brianna Bailey (Springfield, IL)
2. John W. Bartley (Muskegon, MI)
3. Chris French (Denver, CO)
4. LeRoy Long (Edmond, OK)
5. Christopher McMichael (Knoxville, TN)
6. Jonathan Moll (Northfield, VT)
7. Jack Rigg (Camarillo, CA)
8. Marty Rutstein (New Paltz, NY)
9. Richard P. Smith (Nathrop, CO)
10. Stephen Wust (Santa Fe, NM

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