At NAC there will be a photo competition. Every participant in NAC 2021 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 2021 (see terms and conditions). Submitted photos will be exhibited at the conference and are shown below (click on a photo to see more information).
Located in the northern part of Ethiopia within one of the hottest areas, the Afar depression, in the world lays the continuously active basaltic shield volcano Erta Ale locally also known as ኤርታሌ. Reaching this volcano requires a 10 km hike with a military escort through a desert that seems more alien than Earth-like and in which the temperature can rise to 55 degrees Celsius. But when you have finally have reached it, you can stand on the edge of the volcano and feel its heat and hear its rumbling.
Credit: Jeroen Bartol | When: 2018 | Where: Erta Ale, Ethiopia
Field-work in the Mississippi Delta (Coule Pond). Collecting sediment samples. This is the best office view that someone could ask for!
Credit: Pricilla Souza | When: August 2015 | Where: Mississippi Delta, Louisiana, USA
The multi-layered geology of southwestern coast of Portugal. The different colours show the complicated and fascinating rock formations of the crust. I took the picture while on holiday in Zambujeira do Mar and was blown away by the beautiful geology exposed. The beaches and sea food are also a recommendation for a visit.
Credit: Bart Root | When: 4 Juli 2016 | Where: North of Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal (on a beach road, 37.580922,-8.811378)
Madeira truly is an island for every Earth scientist: deep seas for marine scientists, reliable weather patterns for atmospheric scientists and rocks in the form of dikes and lavaflows for geologists. It's also a very nice stop during an Atlantic crossing, hence, the sailing vessel for scale.
Credit: Erik van der Wiel | When: November 2014 | Where: Baia d'Abra, Madeira
The picture shows a Lander we recovered for our French colleagues during the OSNAP cruise PE473 in July/August 2020 in the Irminger Sea. It was my first Lander recovery during a day with an unbelievable flat and quiet ocean.
Credit: Nora Fried | When: 31 07 2020 | Where: Irminger Sea
A man meets up with his children after a conversation at the other river bank, while they are being reduced to silhouettes by the setting sun. As the river is rather shallow, it can be used as transportation route and fishing ground without separating people. Joining the Irrawaddy River a few kilometers to the south, the water eventually flows into the Andaman Sea over 900 km downstream.
Credit: Photographer: Pepijn van Elderen; Editor: Royce de Wit | When: December 2017 | Where: Near Mandalay, Myanmar
The Wetterstein-Reef, Fore-Reef and Lagoon is located in the North Chain (Nordkette), Northern Limestone Alps by Innsbruck, Austria. Quaternary talus cones and cirques shaped the enormous Cretaceous deposits.
Credit: Katrin Hättig and Hannah Kemper | When: September 2020 | Where: Hafelekar Peak, Innsbruck, Austria
Bolivia, before the thunderstorm hit us.
Credit: Louise Fuchs | When: 03-2017 | Where: Isla del Sol, Bolivia