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 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by May 29 (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. Seven-hundred-foot-high cliffs mark this feature, the most southwesterly point of the host nation. The feature is actually a tiny island attached to the mainland by a suspension bridge that is 172 feet long and 150 feet above sea level.

2. Viewed from the bridge, this feature is found in a pervasive sandstone unit of Devonian age that is somewhat misleading in nomenclature.

3. The feature hosts a 100-year-old lighthouse that is rumored to be the last light seen by the Titanic.


Name the feature and its location.



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Answer: Mizen Head, County Cork, Ireland; Photo by Ken Franklin, Phoenix, Ariz., and courtesy of RJ Gauthier-Warinner in Arlington, Va.

March Winners

1. Bryan Huff (Champaign, Ill.)
2. Mindi Snoparsky (Philadelphia, Pa.)
3. Michael Summers (Petersburg, Ill.)
4. Sandra Cannon (Oceanside, Calif.)
5. Charles Roll (Gansevoort, N.Y.)
6. Paul Black (Albany, Calif.)
7. Charles Sprague (Richardson, Texas)
8. Sean O’Connor (Medford, Mass.)
9. David McMullin (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)
10. Michael Barton (Bozeman, Mont.)



1. Seven different geologic sandstone formations mark this feature, revealing 200 million years of geologic history. Large crossbeds exhibit colorful banding in yellow, orange, pink and red caused by the precipitation of manganese, iron and other oxides.

2. The silt-laden river that has sculpted this feature is named for a native word meaning “muddy water,” referring to the frequent flash floods during which tributaries run reddish-orange.

3. Ancient petroglyphs, campsites and ruins indicate that early people traveled here more than 700 years ago. In more recent times, the feature has served as a backdrop to many movies, including one about an infamous outlaw.

Name the feature and its location.

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Answer: Paria Canyon in Utah and Arizona. Photo submitted by Keith Meldahl.

Check back later this month to find out who won April's Where on Earth? contest.

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