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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 December 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by December 30 (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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(Photo and clues for the current contest are available in the print version only)

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Answers to the October and November photo contests:



1. Between one of the world’s highest mountain chains and a sea, this narrow region extends through three countries in just a few kilometers.

2. The average annual temperature is 16 degrees Celsius, with rain falling on average fewer than 60 days per year, and the sun shining 7 hours per day.

3. Blood-red sandstone cliffs are famous throughout, but in the area’s native language, the region is actually named for the stunning color of its water.


Name the region.

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Answer: A beach at Cap d’Ail in France is part of the Côte d’Azure, or the Riviera, which is a narrow strip of land between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The Riviera encompasses bits of France, Italy and all of Monaco. Photo by Catherine Rudolph.

October 2004 Winners
1. William Smith (McLean, Va.)
2. Louise Berryhill (Marietta, Ga.)
3. Harry Siebert (Dolores, Colo.)
4. Ben LeFebvre (San Francisco, Calif.)
5. Don Lindsay (Bakersfield, Calif.)
6. Wesley Krawiec (Saltsburg, Pa.)
7. Andrew Alden (Oakland, Calif.)
8. Rainer Schaefer (Jülich, Germany)
9. Mary Ann Czechowski (Doylestown, Pa.)
10. Daniel Malloy (Everett, Mass.)



1.This natural lake lies within one of the oldest national parks in the world. The town that shares the same name as the park sprung up after discovery of nearby hot springs.

2. The lake is fed by meltwater from a glacier of the same name. The glacier created a terminal moraine during the last glacial period that acts as a natural dam, holding in the milky, turquoise waters. The mountains surrounding the lake primarily comprise thick shale and limestone layers.

3. The area’s annual temperatures range from 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to negative 30 degrees Celsius in the winter.

Name this lake and its location.

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Answer: Check back later this month for the answer.

Check back later this month for the winners of the November Where on Earth?
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