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 February 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by (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 December and January photo contests:
Archive of old answers


1. The name of the nearby mountain range is shaky.

2. Designated as a national monument in 2001, this place has a (non-ornate) name that is easily confused with a spicy sausage.

3. In addition to a world-class fault exposure, rocks in the area contain abundant Miocene terrestrail mammal fossils as well as marine mollusks, pectens, turitellas and oysters..

Name the place. 

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Answer: An exposure of the San Andreas fault in the newly created Carrizo Plain National Monument in California. Photo by Marcus Milling.

January winners:

1. Scott Creely (Santa Cruz, CA)
2. Lynne Dickman (Stevensville, MT)
3. Ken Finger (Chino Hills, CA)
4. Anke Friedrich (Pasadena, CA)
5. Bob Given (Palos Verdes, CA)
6. Paul Heidgerd (Dallas, TX)
7. Anson Mark (Denver, CO)
8. Keith Meldahl (Oceanside, CA)
9. Toby Moore (Tustin, CA)
10. Michael Wopat (Redding, CA)


1. This flooded fumarole sits in a 17,000-acre park named for a subset of the five volcanic peaks found within its boundaries.

2. The local inhabitants share their name with a religious order and a republic.

3. An adjacent island experienced the largest number of casualties from a voalcanis eruption in the 20th century.

Name the feature and its location. 

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Answer: Boiling Lake in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Photo taken by Geotimes Associate Editor Christina Reed.

December winners:

1. Robin Bartel (Midland, TX)
2. Alejandro J. Benavides (Elko, NV)
3. Morgan Button (Cincinnati, OH)
4. Jerry D. Dolence (Reno, NV)
5. Fred A. Guthrie (Crossville, TN)
6. Lura Joseph (Mahomet, IL)
7. Dorothy Lewis (Milton, FL)
8. Janice Sellers (El Cerrito, CA)
9. Jim Shelden
10. Peter Stauffer (Menlo Park, CA)

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