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 June 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by June 24 (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 April and May photo contests:

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1. This fissure hosts a spring that empties into a tributary of a river made famous by a composer who was known as a Southerner, but who grew up in New York.

2. The fissure is near a spring group popular with divers. Divers say the feature is more than 100 feet deep and opens into a cave. Three of the other springs are named for the body parts of Mephistopheles. The springs flow from one of the world's most productive karst aquifers.

3. The clothes of the people pictured contradict the area's actual climate. 

Name the tributary or the spring group.

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Answer: Sante Fe River or Ginnie Springs

May winners:

1. Kyle Champion (Tampa, FL)
2. Violet Grossu (California)
3. Jim Humphrey (Midland, TX)
4. Jacq Marie Jack (Atlanta, GA)
5. Matthew Lewis (Farmers Branch, TX)
6. Annette Lyle (Boise, ID)
7. Jim Mayo (Weaverville, NC)
8. Arthur N. Palmer (Oneonta, NY)
9. Janice Sellers (El Cerrito, CA)
10. Michael Thomas (Jacksonville, FL)


1. Steep cliffs of Jurassic limestone squeeze this river into a narrow channel. The cliffs were once a frontier of the Roman Empire.

2. The oldest Benedictine monastery on this continent, founded in the seventh century, sits directly upstream. It is also the world's oldest monastic brewery, producing beer since the 11th century.

3. The river's color is celebrated in the famous dance tune. 

Name the river and either the nearby town or monastery. 

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Answer: The Donaudurchbruch, or Danube Passage, along the Danube River, between Kelheim, Germany, and the Kloster Weltenburg, Europe’s oldest Benedictine monastery. Image supplied by Joseph F. Arndt of Irvine, Calif.

April winners:

1. Hillman Bearden (Bedford, TX)
2. Michelle Dry (Memphis, TN)
3. Amanda Duchek (Urbana, IL)
4. Sam Hotchkiss (Chantilly, VA)
5. Frank M. Jacobeen (Locust Grove, VA)
6. Stan Sasser (Fayetteville, AR)
7. Robert W. Scott (Cleveland, OK)
8. Darrell Sofield (Tacoma, WA)
9. Gerd Tietz (Hamburg, Germany)
10. Matthias Zeitlhofler (Middletown, CT)


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