Thank you to everyone who participated in the Geological Society of America Competition!
Winners were selected based on highest overall average ranking. Here are the top 3 winners for the gigapixel photo contest:
1st place: Devils Tower National Monument - WY by Alfred Zhao
2nd place: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands by geomindy
3rd place: A view on Teide by Markus Iofcea
Congratulations to the winners!
To view all the gigapixel submissions for “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, visit the competition page: gigapan.com/competitions/143/gigapans
To see the winners of the other photo contest winners, visit Geological Society of America's page: community.geosociety.org/2013AnnualMeeting/Conference/PhotoContest
This Competition is Closed.
- Entry Name: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands by geomindy
This 360-degree panorama was taken by Mindy Kimball on Jan 13, 2013, amongst the ruins of a whaling station and the British base (Base B) at Port Foster. Deception Island is part of the South Shetland Islands, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island is an active volcano, and the caldera forms a bay with a ...
Okemo Mountain lies in Ludlow Vermont and peaks at approximately 3,400 feet and is 1,144 above sea level. It is located on the left side of the photo distinguishable by the barren trails. The hill where the photo was taken looks out over the valley along with other peaks and hills. It potrays just some of Vermont's bea...
- Entry Name: Astoria Formation, Beverly Beach State Park, Oregon by ScottJohnson
Newport Member of Miocene Astoria Formation Shallow marine sandstone and mudstone deposited about 15 million years ago and loaded with bivalve fossils. The strange block pattern in the sandstone on the right is caused by erosion along a pre-existing network of cracks.
This is an older panorama taken on a small camera. It shows the front range of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains from a vantage point along WY Hwy-120 north of Cody, Wyoming. Canon Powershot S-3 camera, with a 6.0-72.0mm lens set at 29.3mm or about 170mm in 35mm equivalent; leveled Bogen tripod and panoramic hea...
Nevado de Toluca o Xinantécatl es un volcán mexicano ubicado en el Estado de México. Alcanza una altitud de 4680 msnm, es la cuarta formación más alta de México y forma parte de la Cordillera Neovolcánica Transversal y del Cinturón de Fuego del Pacífico. En el cráter se hallan los lagos más altos de Norteam...
Jurassic volcanic, sedimentary, Triassic, tuffa, andesite, and granite have been shaped and polished by 2000 feet of ice and cut by a river to make this landscape. This is the East Sierra looking towards Nevada with the White Mountains on the left in the distance. The far right shows the Sierra Crest Trail that runs ...
- Entry Name: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC by Callan Bentley
Strained metaconglomerate that crops out in a stream in Klingle Valley, DC. Note the prominent granite intrusion. PINK = Granite contact BLUE = Sericite after staurolite pseudomorphs YELLOW = Outlines of stretched clasts within the metaconglomerate GREEN = Edges of lichens growing on the surface of the outcrop ...