Submitting photos for 'Where on Earth?'


Are you a geoscientist with a photography habit, or a shutterbug with an interest in earth science? Do you want to see your photo in print? We’ve got just the thing.


Submit your best high-resolution photos for possible use in EARTH Magazine’s monthly Where on Earth? photo contest. Photos can be wide-angle views of landscapes, close-ups of rock formations or anything in between, from anywhere in the world. As long as the location is identifiable by name (with or without a little help from the internet) and is something that’s likely to interest earth science enthusiasts, we’ll consider it. For recent examples of contest photos, visit the Where on Earth? archive.

To submit photos, email them to with “Where on Earth photo submission” in the subject line. Please limit submissions to no more than five photographs, and include your name, address and pertinent information about what is shown in your photo(s) — for example, if you submit a photo of a volcano, please provide its name, location and any available details of its geological or cultural significance. 

If we use your photograph in an issue of EARTH, you’ll receive a complimentary one-year print subscription to the magazine. We’ll also credit you as the photographer when the answer is published.

[Note: Submission implies permission for the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) to publish your photos in EARTH Magazine’s Where on Earth? photo contest and its online archive of past Where on Earth? photos. AGI and EARTH claim no further rights to the photographs.]