Imaggeo On Monday: Temple in floodplain

Imaggeo On Monday: Temple in floodplain
This year for the EGU24 Photo Competition we had some amazing photos submitted! In case you missed them before the meeting, for the next few weeks we will be featuring all 10 of the shortlisted photos, and our three winners! This week, CiJian Yang’s image ‘Temple in floodplain’.


In southwest Taiwan
On the plains, rivers meandering,
Water for rice fields, livelihoods growing.
Centers of faith, where beliefs are sown,
Yet harbors disasters, villages to disown.

The old temple stands alone,
Faith and deities disappeared.
Outside embankment, in floodplain,
Buried in soil, its legacy retains.


Photo and poem by CiJian Yang, shared on


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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