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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 this month's Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by the 28th of the month (e-mailed or postmarked by that 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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Archive of old answers

Answers to the September and October photo contests:

October 2005


1. These outcrops are the well-weathered remains of a metamorphosed volcanic rock about 150 to 200 million years old and a granitic rock about 90 million years old. The rock formations lie at the base of one sculptured mountain chain and in the shadow of another; the valley is visibly scarred by a strong earthquake that rocked the area in the 1870s.

2. This area has been the backdrop for many famous Western movies as well as television commercials. One of the roads in the area is even known as “Movie Road.”

3. Prospectors sympathetic to the losing side of a civil war named the area after an important warship that wreaked havoc on supply ships from the victorious side. Miners who sympathized with the winning side of the war then named several nearby features after the ship that sank the warship.


Name this location.

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Answer: Check back next month for the answer to and winners of the October Where on Earth? in Geotimes.

September 2005


1. This national park, created in 1993, is one of the most visited sites in the host country. Popular activities include hiking and horseback riding in the summer and dogsled racing in the winter, when temperatures can reach well below zero.

2. The park is best known for its stark glacially carved granite rock formations, craggy pine-covered mountains, and expansive grasslands filled with rhododendron and edelweiss in the summertime.

3. The park abuts a mountain range and protected area that is almost completely uninhabited by humans, but is home to several endangered species, including moose, bears and weasels. The protected area is believed to be the birthplace of a legendary nomadic warrior from the 13th century.


Name the park.

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Answer: Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Mongolia is about 80 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and is a popular tourist destination. The park lies on the edge of the Khentii Mountains, where Genghis Khan allegedly was born. Photo is by Wayne Ostlie.

September 2005 Winners
Hossein Ahvari (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Ashley Archer (Russellville, Ark.)
Dan Barth (Glenmont, N.Y.)
Les Beard (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
Richard Blank (Spokane, Wash.)
Silvana Denza (The Woodlands, Texas)
Lisa Fisher (Golden, Colo.)
Edward Grew (Orono, Maine)
Kyle Niehaus (Glenmont, N.Y.)
Deborah Peoples (Delaware, Ohio)

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