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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 February 2005 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by February 28 (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:



1. The area surrounding this 25-foot-high waterfall has undergone multiple mountain-building events. The falls erode the granite that intruded into this national park’s predominately metamorphic (slate, schist and gneiss) mountain range following the first building event.

2. During the Cretaceous and Jurassic, dinosaurs roamed this area, which was then a balmy tropical wetland. During the last several ice ages, glaciers filled the mountain valleys, leaving behind a creek flowing into these provincially named falls.

3. Weather changes frequently in the park. Sunny summer mornings often give way to fierce afternoon thunderstorms. This picture was taken in August. That afternoon, a snowstorm struck high on a nearby peak popular with hikers.


Name the feature and location.

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Answer: Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the park, as it is an easy hike from the Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead. Photo courtesy of Ehren Rudolph.

December 2004 Winners
Kirby Cockerham (Greenwood Village, Colo.)
Silvana Denza (The Woodlands, Texas)
Ken Finger (Berkeley, Calif.)
Lawrence Gilbert (Dayton, Ohio)
Jim Kirchner (Tawas City, Mich.)
David McMullin (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)
William Pegram (Arlington, Mass.)
Charles Roll (Gansevoort, N.Y.)
Donald Schwert (Fargo, N.D.)
Adam Tschida (Boulder, Colo.)



1. In the 1960s, this landslide raged into an artificial lake behind a new hydroelectric dam, creating a tidal wave that wiped out several towns and killed more than 2,000 people. A movie was made about the landslide.

2. The landslide and the mountain it slid from (in local slang, called "Rotten Mountain") are located in a beautiful white mountain range in the north of the host country. The mountains are characterized by massive vertical cliffs and the valleys are narrow and steep-walled.

3. The oldest human settlements in this region date to 7000 B.C. Many different empires have ruled this region at one time or another, leaving a multicultural environment behind.

Name the landslide and location.

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Answer: Check back later this month for the answers and winners.
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