Where on Earth? - September 2016

Where on Earth - September 2016

Clues for September 2016:

1. This fjord, among the world's longest and deepest and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of its host country's most visited tourist destinations.

2. It is surrounded by some of the steepest mountains on this Scandinavian country's west coast, with sheer crystalline cliffs rising up to 1,400 meters above — and 500 meters below — the water line.

3. Foaming waterfalls, including Seven Sisters, Suitor and Bridal Veil, plunge into the fjord from jagged peaks.

 

 

Name the fjord & its host country.

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Answer: Geirganger Fjord on the west coast of Norway is one of the world's longest and — with sheer crystalline cliffs rising up to 1,400 meters above and 500 meters below the waterline — deepest fjords. The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations. Photo is by Mike Gannon.

September Winners:

Stephanie Austin (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Matt Madison (Berkeley, Calif.)
Carol S. Radford (St. Clair, Mo.)
Vicki Robinson (Portland, Ore.)
Ron Wallace (Roswell, Ga.)

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EARTH also welcomes your photos to consider for the contest. Learn more about submitting photos here.

 

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Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 06:00