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 May 2003 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by May 26 (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 March and April photo contests:


1. This national monument is located within a region reputed to be the most arid on Earth. Under these extreme conditions, mineral deposits create multi-colored rows of wind-eroded hills and stratified rock formations. In many areas, dramatic natural sculptures or pillars of eroded salt deposits stand guard over the landscape.

2. The barren formations of this national monument appear to belong more to a lunar landscape than a terrestrial one. Visitors are encouraged to explore the area under the light of a full moon, which produces eerie shadows and hues.

3. The region contains not only a wealth of well-preserved archaeology, but also valuable minerals, including one-fifth of the world’s copper reserves.

Name the feature and country.

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Answer: Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) National Monument in Chile, South America, Atacama Desert. Photo and clues supplied by Geotimes reader Mark Twede of Redding, Calif.

April Winners:

1. Caspar M. Ammann (Boulder, CO)
2. Steve Blair (Edmond, OK)
3. Alejandro Franco (The Woodlands, TX)
4. Ray Harris (Tucson, AZ)
5. Richard Harwood (Moline, IL)
6. Dan King (Galloway, NJ)
7. Kimberly Maxeiner (Chatham, IL)
8. Siegfried Muessig (Pasadena, CA)
9. Hilde Proffett (Eagle River, AK)
10. Barbara Rudnick (Philadelphia, PA)


1. The glassy flow in the center of the picture formed 1,300 years ago in the last eruption of this Quaternary shield volcano, one of the largest volcanoes in its country.

2. This photograph of the summit caldera was taken from the volcano's current high point, a peak named for a local chieftain who, one might surmise, was no stranger to peril.

3. The town just to the north has an unbreakable name that stems from a curve in the adjacent river.

Name the feature and country.

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Answer: Newberry Volcano; Oregon, United States

March Winners:

1. John W. Boyd (Prescott, Ariz.)
2. Daniel Deborde (Tucson, Ariz.)
3. Peter Druschke (Las Vegas, Nev.)
4. Richard W. Galster (Edmonds, Wash.)
5. Neal Jacques (Seahurst, Wash.)
6. Milton R. Marks (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
7. Charna Meth (Alexandria, Va.)
8. Andrew H. Rorick (Sandy, Ore.)
9. Marty Ross (Rockport, Mass.)
10. Todd Shipman (Tucson, Ariz.)

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