At NAC there will be a photo competition. Every participant in NAC 2019 can submit one photo on any theme related to the broad field of earth sciences. To submit a photo for the competition, one must be registered for NAC 2019 (see terms and conditions). Submitted photos will be exhibited at the conference and are shown below (click on a photo to see more information).
Icebergs from the Ilulissat Icefjord, a rare location where a glacier from the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. Global warming accelerates the rate at which ice breaks of from the glacier. UNESCO world heritage site.
Credit: Fabian Ercan | When: 02-09-2017 | Where: Ilulissat, Greenland
Neon green pool of stinky (sulphur) water.
Credit: Maartje Houben | When: 15-12-2018 | Where: Waiotapu, New Zealand
A spelunker from the PELE team (Planetary Analogs & Exobiology Lava Tube Expedition) enters a cave to collect microbial and geological samples. These lava tubes are studied as analogs sites to caves on Mars, where life, if ever it arose on the Red Planet, might still survive.
Credit: Nina Kopacz | When: Summer, 2017 | Where: Terceira Island, Azores
During our holiday in the USA, we went to fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. After departing from the heli point and flying a few kilometers over dead flat forest, we started thinking "shouldn't we be seeing this 500 km-thing by now?". Very soon after that, we suddenly saw this huge abyss looming in the distance. It was so unreal to see how the flat environment around the canyon leaves you completely unassuming of its presence. A magical moment.
Credit: Carlijn Snoek | When: August 2014 | Where: At the edge of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
While on the Geothermal Field Trip to Lardarello and Elba, we took students to see the current active Geothermal power-plants in Lardarello. We combine it with a visit to Elba island, where an analogue fossil geothermal system exhumed. Elba has a complex deformation history, including fracturing (the pervasive fractured system is filled with hot fluids), as well as ductile phases, of which an example is pictured here.
Credit: Richard Bakker | When: 23rd May 2017 | Where: East of Procchio (near the coast), Elba Island, Italy
While sailing with the NIOZ research vessel Pelagia during the NICO expedition (leg 8), we were often caught by big waves, storms, but also beautiful skies.
Credit: Ilja J. Kocken | When: April 25, 2019 | Where: The Atlantic Ocean (somewhere between Newfoundland and Ireland).
Canyonlands National Park is an American national park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. The park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. This photo is made from the 'Grand View Point', one of the most famous places of the park.
Credit: Fleur van Langen | When: May 2017 | Where: Canyonlands National Park, USA
Retrogressive thaw slump in the Canadian Arctic.
Credit: Kirsi Keskitalo | When: 2017 | Where: Peel Plateau, Northwest Territories, Canada
Cabo de Gata volcanic province, Almeria, Spain
Credit: Hans de Bresser | When: Sunday, 3 June 2018 17:16 h | Where: Cabo de Gata volcanic province, Almeria, Spain
The great Himalayan thaw: retreat of Manaslu glacier at Birendra glacial lake in view of Mt. Manaslu, 8163 m, Nepal.
Credit: Renée de Bruijn | When: 24 November 2018 | Where: Birendra glacial lake, Nepal.
A hidden sunset viewed from the highest village of Gran Canaria. After a climb to 1200m a deserved sight on the formed by volcanic activity and flora covered landscape in the heart of Cran Ganarias.
Credit: Claudia-Corina Giese | When: 12 April 2018 | Where: Artenara, Gran Canria
After the lake in the San Luis valley receded, the sediment from the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges was blown with the predominant southwest winds toward a low curve in the Sangre de Cristo range, forming the largest sand dunes in North-America. The largest dune is the Star Dune and rises with 230 m above the valley floor.
Credit: Maaike Weerdesteijn | When: A Fall morning, October 2017 | Where: The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado, USA