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 August 2003 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by August 25 (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 August and July photo contests:


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.

Check back here later this month for winners.


1. These mountains, with the greatest concentration of high peaks, vie for the title of world’s tallest.

2. A rugged valley that dissects these mountains was the inspiration for the mythical Shangri-La.

3. The lake in the foreground is nearly 5500 meters above sea level.

Name the mountain range.

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Answer: Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan (near Gilgit). Photo courtesy of Richard Kelly, NASA.

July Winners:

1. Brett Bersche (Springfield, Ill.)
2. Paul English (Calgary, AB, Canada)
3. Peter Forman (Albany, N.Y.)
4. Safdar Gill (Chicago, Ill.)
5. Kent Keller (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
6. Shauna McDonald (Sebastopol, Calif.)
7. Donald P. Schwert (Fargo, N.D.)
8. Harry Siebert (Dolores, Colo.)
9. M. Winter (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
10. Ann Youberg (Tucson, Ariz.)

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