London NERC DTP California Field-trip Photo Contest

Covering the broad spectrum of NERC research, from geology to ecology, we are looking for stunning images that capture the natural world. Enter our photo contest for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!


We are accepting images in two categories:

  • Geology Rocks [Rock Counting]
  • Quadrat Schmodrat [Frog Counting]

You may enter up to two images per category. You must be a registered student of the London NERC DTP to enter. Please read our full rules before entering.


Geology Rocks

Contest Ended

Surveying his kingdom..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Grand Canyon

540 Votes

Grand Canyon..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

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18 Votes

Hole in the wall..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

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18 Votes

Hoodoos..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Amazing Rock formations Rainbow Valley

3 Votes

A Room With A View..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

On a viewing platform at Grand Canyon, Nikon D80 with a Sigma 10-20 mm lens

3 Votes

Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Rock features of Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park

3 Votes

Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Rock features of Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park (editing – three photos of different exposures merged using HDR software)

24 Votes

Salt..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

A small salt mine close to the Californian border.

141 Votes

Boulders..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

A natural geological formation in the hidden valley at Joshua Tree National Park.

177 Votes

Chaos theory..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Looks like a bomb hit this place

3 Votes

Granite Boulders..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Photo of the granitic rocks at Joshua Tree National Park.

249 Votes

A Grand Adventure..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

It was extremely difficult to capture the sheer vastness of the Canyon, and how it just continues on seemingly forever.

9 Votes

Rugged Backyard..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

I loved the contrast of the tiny house in the foreground against the huge backdrop of the mountain. It’s a great way of showing the overwhelming scale of the places we visited. Taken at Hole in the Wall, Mohave National

3 Votes

Hidden Valley..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

The Monzogranite formations of Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree National park (Black and White)

21 Votes

Volcano..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

Looking for xenoliths from the Earth’s core on a volcano’s pyroclastic flow in the Mojave desert. (Black and White)

15 Votes

Rainbow Basin..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

View from the top of Owl Canyon

15 Votes

Rock Formation..

Category : Geology Rocks 15

A rock formation at Joshua Tree National Park

3 Votes

Quadrat Schmodrat

Contest Ended

Moss..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Chillin’

540 Votes

Where’s Walla..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Chuckwalla hiding in rocks at Hole-in-the-wall Rings trail, Mojave National Preserve.

12 Votes

‘Ere be dragons..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Skimmer dragonfly in Palm Canyon, Palm Springs.

42 Votes

Mature Homo Sapien..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Observed feeding in a Joshua Tree National Park parking lot.

612 Votes

Flower..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

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33 Votes

Cholla Cactus Garden..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

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3 Votes

Hummy B..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Anna’s hummingbird at Palm Springs Canyon

105 Votes

Dire wolf..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Dire wolf at La Brea tar pits

3 Votes

Just a flower..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

A flower in the Mojave National Preserve

12 Votes

Honey-bound..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Black-chinned hummingbird, near Palm Springs

9 Votes

A Desert Beauty..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Taken in Joshua Tree National Park, Nikon D80 with a Nikon 50mm lens

12 Votes

Colour in the desert..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Found in a desert landscape.

132 Votes

Because cacti are better than lizar..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Just an awesome cactus

6 Votes

The Harvestman..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

A desert harvestman of the genus Eurybunus, photographed in the Rainbow Basin.

120 Votes

In a Prickle..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Flowering cholla cactus in the Cholla Cactus Gardens, Joshua Tree National Park.

201 Votes

Desert Iguana..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Found this big guy under a bush! The desert iguana is extremely heat tolerant, and is one of the largest lizards found in the USA.

6 Votes

The Lion and the Dragon..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

Horned lizards are desert-dwelling species that have developed spiky adaptations against predators, as well as a great camouflage for the terrain they inhabit.

3 Votes

You hum it, I’ll play it?..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

An Anna’s hummingbird on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific

6 Votes

Desert life..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

A spiny lizard in the Mojave desert

6 Votes

Juvenile Chuckwalla..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

A brightly coloured juvenile chuckwalla that has lost its tail

6 Votes

The Hummingbird and the Bee..

Category : Quadrat Schmodrat 15

A female Costa’s hummingbird approaching a feeder already occupied by a honeybee

33 Votes

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