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 October 2003 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by October 27 (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 September and August photo contests:


1. The rock in the cliff was once a Jurassic sand sea.

2. This feature is named for a man who was president of what is today the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institution in the world. He was also editor of their yellow-fringed magazine.

3. The national government set aside the site in 1996 despite strong opposition from most local politicians.

Name the feature and its location.

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Answer: Grosvenor Arch, formed from Navajo sandstone, is a prominent feature of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Photo supplied by Thomas McGuire.

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


1. The karst-forming rock formed during the Pleistocene.

2. The clastics found in this area came from the Sahara Desert.

3. The first settlers to the area were freedom seekers who met as a colony for a religious service of thanksgiving in a cave such as the one shown here. Indeed, the name of this land comes from the word for freedom.

Name the site.

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Answer: Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Bahamas! Photo by Judy Marshall. Contributed by Jacq Marie Jack.

August Winners

1. John Grace (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
2. David Pratt (Katskill Bay, N.Y.)
3. Steven Paul Rewa (East Lansing, Mich.)
4. Kelley Steffen (Miami, Fla.)
5. George Veni (San Antonio, Texas)
6. Liz Victor (Jacksonville, Fla.)
7. Michael J. Zaleha (Springfield, Ohio)

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