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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 the October 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by October 30 (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. 

Click here to submit a guess for this month's Where on Earth? contest.
(Photo and clues for the current contest are available in the print version only)

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Archive of old answers

Answers to the August and September photo contests:



1. This limestone feature is a remnant of an extensive karst system. The collapse of a great cavern, excavated by an underground stream, led to its isolation.

2. This feature and the surrounding land (more than 150 acres) were privately bought in 1774 for what would today be $19. It remains privately owned to this day and is not far from mountainous wine country.

3. Herman Melville refers directly to this feature in Moby Dick, comparing it to the great white whale as it leaps from the water.


Name this feature and location.

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Answer: Natural Bridge in Virginia is a limestone arch located near Lexington, Va. Surveyed by George Washington and once owned by Thomas Jefferson, it now has a major road (Route 11) running over it. Photo courtesy of Lisa Pinsker.

August 2004 Winners
1. Donald Smith (Sparta, N.J.)
2. Angela Cross (Virginia Beach, Va.)
3. Bob Carson (Walla Walla, Wash.)
4. Katie Weller (Alexandria, Va.)
5. James Head (Providence, R.I.)
6. Verle Emanuelson (Bernville, Pa.)
7. Brendan Cox (Centreville, Va.)
8. Sandra Colbert (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
9. Anne Lutz (Harrisburg, Pa.)
10. Carol Peterson (Virginia Beach, Va.)



1.This lake is part of the largest block of publicly owned land in its host country, and is home to nesting habitats for thousands of loons, ducks, geese and swans, as well as a large mammalian herd.

2. People have inhabited this area for 10,000 years. Archaeologists have found artifacts marking at least seven different cultural periods.

3. In a native tongue, the name of this lake refers to its considerable size.

Name this lake and its location.

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Answer: Check back later this month for the winners of the September Where on Earth?

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