Contest #22

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Note: The photo is NOT oriented to true north. Also, try to be specific in your answer.

Contest #20 Answer

This was a harder one. Only four people got the correct answer. The answer is Iquitos, Peru which is the largest city in the world which cannot be accessed by road. If you go to Iquitos, you have to fly or travel by boat.

Getting this one correct:

  • Ron Schott
  • Spathiinc
  • Karel
  • ACG

The leaderboard will be reset starting with contest #21. The winner of the first decade #11-21 is Ben Bayer with 9/10.

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Iquitos, Peru

Contest #20

This is the last contest for this series. We’ll start the leaderboard over from scratch with contest #21.

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Contest #19 Answer

I was surprised that so many people go this one. This is the isle of Elba off Italy where Napoleon was first exiled. (Perhaps I should have picked St. Helena??) Elba is famous, but small and most people don’t see an image of the island when it comes up in discussion. When Napoleon was exiled, he was given the title “Emperor of Elba”. I’m sure he appreciated that…

Getting it right this week:

  • Karel
  • Dr. Benjamin J. Bayer, PhD
  • Wendy
  • ACG
  • Nate D.
  • Spathiinc
  • Stephen Hope
  • Ron Schott

Elba HDR
Image by Scott Ingram Photography

Elba
Image by Kalamita

Contest #18 Answer

Lots of people got this one. The answer is Manicouagan Crater, in Quebec, Canada. it is the remnant of an asteroid impact approximately 200 million years ago.

Getting this one correct:

  • Karel
  • Ron Schott
  • Roland
  • Stephen Hope
  • Nathan D
  • Spathiinc
  • Ben Bayer
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Andy McAllister

No photos of the crater, because honestly, it is only noticeable from space.

Contest #17 Answer

Lots of people got this one. The answer is Gibraltar. I was going to offer a bonus on point for answering “what country lies directly south?” but if you know the answer, it takes only a second to look at the map. (the answer is Spain. Yes, Spain. It is north and south. Ceuta is south of Gibraltar, not Morocco.)

Getting this one correct:

  • Karel
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Roland
  • Chris Christensen
  • Andy McAllistar
  • Ben Bayer
  • Spathiinc
  • Nate Dintenfass
  • Enrique


Image by Cenz


Image by Lee Kelleher