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Imaggeo On Monday: the EGU Photo Competition – more than landscapes

Imaggeo On Monday: the EGU Photo Competition – more than landscapes

In 2010 EGU held our first annual Photo Competition at the General Assembly in Vienna. Since then hundreds of photos have been shared on imaggeo by geoscientists and researchers just like you, with a lucky few being selected each year to be highlighted during the meeting and voted on by our members.

 

These images can be of anything to do with geology or geoscience – we get many beautiful landscape images, but you can also upload laboratory images, fieldwork images, hand samples or microscope images; even videos! The winners are awarded a free registration to the EGU General Assembly the following year and you can share an image taken at any time – they don’t have to be just from the last year – we even accept historical images, as long as you have the rights to share them! For more information visit the 2021 Photo Competition announcement page.

 

This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays highlights a 2013 Photo Competition winner: a photo of a frozen streetlamp that looks like an icy distant planet, showing that not all Photo Compeition winners are landscapes.

Night frost lets details of a streetlamp appear like a picture from space.

Description by Philipp Stadler.

 

2013 was also the year that a moving image was one of the winners, ‘Positive discharge development’ by Pavlo Kochkin, showed an image of a compilation of 50 positive discharges in the air. This study was devoted to investigating the mechanism behind high-energetic radiation generated by lightning.

 

Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications, by educators and the general public, and some images can even be used freely for commercial purposes. Photographers also retain full rights of use, as Imaggeo images are licensed and distributed by the EGU under a Creative Commons licence. Submit your photos at http://imaggeo.egu.eu/upload/.

Hazel Gibson
Hazel Gibson is the Communications Officer at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She is also the point of contact for early career scientists (ECS) at the EGU Office. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.


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