Imaggeo On Monday: the EGU Photo Competition – not just landscapes

Imaggeo On Monday: the EGU Photo Competition – not just 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 2022 Photo Competition announcement page.


This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays highlights a 2020 Photo Competition finalist: a composite photo of the 2019 Super Blood Wolf Moon captured by Julia Jeworrek, showing that not all Photo Competition finalists are landscapes!

It’s not every day you get to witness a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipse. On the night of January 20th 2019 such an event was visible from Vancouver BC and is captured here in this collage photo. A ‘super moon’ is one which occurs when the moon is nearly at its closest orbit from the earth and makes it appear bigger and brighter, while a ‘blood moon’ is a phenomenon from the scattering of light through the earth’s atmosphere resulting in a red hue. Lastly the ‘wolf moon’ indicates that this is the first full moon of the new year. The results as you can see are quite beautiful and mesmerizing!

Description by Julia Jeworrek.


Register today for EGU22 to take advantage of our early-bird discount (until 31 March 2022) and any image you submit to the imaggeo will automatically be entered for the competition! We can’t wait to see what great images you submit!


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

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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications 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 has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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