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 November 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by Nov. 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 November and December photo contests:


1. According to one popular theory, this body was a freshwater lake during the last ice age before rising sea level forced a connection through a narrow opening with a neighboring sea. Today, the body is saline with depths exceeding 2,000 meters.

2. Agricultural and other types of runoff are a major problem for this body of water, which receives the outflow of the second, third and fourth largest rivers of an adjoining “continent.”

3. The peninsula at center left was the site of a war in the 1850s and a cinematically famous mutiny in 1905.

Name the body of water.

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Answer: The Black Sea

December Winners:

1. Raili Aumo (Espoo, Finland)
2. Wesley Crawford (Austin, TX)
3. Gail L. Ferry (Edgewood, WA)
4. Gina Iwahashi (Oakdale, CA)
5. Don Lindasy (Bakersfield, CA)
6. Liz Miller (El Cajon, CA)
7. Matthew B. Morris (Pittsburgh, PA)
8. Bill Rice (Kingsford, MI)
9. Graham Silsby (Havre de Grace, MD)
10. Don Tobin (Houston, TX)


1. As impressive as this cliff looks, what is truly impressive is down below — the deepest known cave in the Western Hemisphere.

2. The cliff and cave are part of a karst terrain formed in Cretaceous limestone.

3. A fatal 1994 expedition established a new hemispheric record for the deepest that humans have traversed underground.

Name the body of water.

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Answer: Huautla Plateau, Oaxaca, Mexico

November winners:
1. Dan Bulger (Waukegan, IL)
2. Bruce Johnson (Naples, FL)
3. Suzie Opalka (Hollis, NH)
4. Mike Ranck (Socorro, NM)
5. Frank Lynham (Westbrook, ME)
6. Harry TerBest, Jr. (Franktown, CO)
7. Steven Paul Rewa (East Lansing, MI)
8. Jim Sukup (Carmel, IN)
9. Louise Hose (Orange, CA)
10. Arthur N. Palmer (Oneonta, NY)

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