#DTPCalifornia 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, as seen during the 2016 #DTPCalifornia Field Course. Cohort 2 students can enter our photo contest for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!


We are accepting images in two categories:

  • Geology Rocks – images of the non-living natural world (abiotic)
  • Califauna – images of the living natural world (biotic)

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.


Rules and Prizes

Contest Dates
Rules
Prizes

Geology Rocks

Contest Ended

Dish hill climbers..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Members of the DTP climb the extinct basalt cinder cone volcano Dish Hill in search of some bright green kriptonite’ish Xenoliths, with Mojave desert below.

1 Votes

The wave..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Sun set at Death Valley sand dunes

68 Votes

Monzogranite Planet..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Plutonic intrusions of monzogranite rocks shaping the geological landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

4 Votes

Sun beam on Dish Hill..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Taken on the walk down from Dish Hill. Resized and cropped to 1280×1040, slightly reduced brightness. Photo taken with a Canon Powershot A490.

15 Votes

Klamath Mammoth..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Composite male Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbia) skeleton in the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.

30 Votes

Sunset at the Sunken City..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

The 1929 Point Fermin landslide caused the foundation of a road to sink into to Pacific off the coast of San Pedro. This relic of natural hazards has been preserved in a collage of street art and Los Angeles residents,

5 Votes

McWay falls..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

McWay falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California. Photo has been slightly cropped.

1 Votes

Beyond the lavadome..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

A view of a lava dome and surrounding mountains from the top of Mount San Jacinto.

103 Votes

Sand Verbena..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Sand verbena at Amboy Crater.

1 Votes

Life in Death Valley..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

With the Amargosa Mountains in the background, the Mesquite Flat sand dunes dwarf small patches of oases and a lost PhD student scrambling through the sands. Shot on a 35mm Asahi Pentax film camera of 400 ISO; slightly enhanced contrast

2 Votes

Lichen Rock Party..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Colourful lichens growing on a rock found at Hidden Valley Trail, Joshua Tree Park.

21 Votes

Don’t be fooled by these rock..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Joshua tree geology

6 Votes

Mesquite dune ants..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Crossing the Death Valley mesquite flat sand dunes, 12th March 2016.

43 Votes

Bottoms up!..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

A Hidden Valley in Hidden Valley- Joshua Tree NP!

30 Votes

Losing batle..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Greenland’s melting ice sheet

15 Votes

Mesquite ‘flat’ sand du..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Death Valley, 12th March 2016.

0 Votes

Collapsing California..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Highway collapsing into the sea in the LA sunset

1 Votes

Geology Rocks 2016..

Category : Geology Rocks 16

Enter your images of the non-living natural world before 14th April.

10 Votes


Califauna

Contest Ended

To see a world in a grain of sand..

Category : Califauna 16

Vaejovis cf. waueri in granite sand

2 Votes

Porpoising dolphin..

Category : Califauna 16

A Pacific common dolphin riding the wake of our boat.

16 Votes

Sunshine in the Redwoods..

Category : Califauna 16

A sunny glade in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

87 Votes

Hummingbirdus californicus…..

Category : Califauna 16

Female Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) at Palm Canyon.

104 Votes

Death in Death Valley..

Category : Califauna 16

Spotted an ant going around in circles grappling with something in the sand in Death Valley. At first it looked like it was being attacked an antlion so went in for a closer look but turned out it was dragging

5 Votes

Redwood Cathedral..

Category : Califauna 16

Calm reflection among gentle giants, California redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

120 Votes

This Buteo’s not made for wal..

Category : Califauna 16

A red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, lifts off from a tree.

80 Votes

Size is relative..

Category : Califauna 16

Serg found a tiny scorpion in the Joshua Tree national park and there just happened to be a tiny spider next to it. Resized and cropped to 1280×1040, slightly reduced brightness. Photo taken with a Canon Powershot A490.

4 Votes

Brown Pelicans..

Category : Califauna 16

Brown pelicans at Elkhorn Slough. Photo has been cropped.

2 Votes

Desert-ed Palms..

Category : Califauna 16

A single line of California fan palms thrives off a reservoir in the heights of Palm Canyon.
Shot on a 35mm Asahi Pentax film camera, 400 ISO, no edits

2 Votes

Superbloom Wildflowers..

Category : Califauna 16

Death Valley Superbloom flowers (last occurring in 2005) taken near Salt Creek

1 Votes

Carrizo Valley Wildflowers..

Category : Califauna 16

Waheed examines the hillside daisies, valley phacelia, goldfields that bloom in this time of the year
Shot on an Asahi Pentax 35mm film camera, 400 ISO; slight enhancement of contrast

1 Votes

Looking for the bear necessities..

Category : Califauna 16

Natalie crosses the aquifer in Palm Canyon, 10th March 2016.

5 Votes

Black bride..

Category : Califauna 16

Female of Latrodectus cf. mactans in a blade of grass.

11 Votes

Three seal brag..

Category : Califauna 16

elephant seals

1 Votes

Sandra?! SANDRA?! NOOOOO!..

Category : Califauna 16

Elephant seal

8 Votes

Lazy days..

Category : Califauna 16

A female Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) maxing and relaxing in the California sunshine

6 Votes

Resident Weevil..

Category : Califauna 16

A Cleonine in the Mestique dunes.

7 Votes

Joshua Tree..

Category : Califauna 16

Twisted Joshua tree against a Californian sky

2 Votes

King of the Road..

Category : Califauna 16

A drive through Joshua Tree National Park

1 Votes

Spring Palms..

Category : Califauna 16

On the Palm Canyon trail, 10th March 2016.

3 Votes

Beetle Highway..

Category : Califauna 16

Found on top of Mt San Jacinto.

5 Votes

Califauna 2016..

Category : Califauna 16

Enter your images of the living natural world before 14th April.

2 Votes

Applications are CLOSED.

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