Ole had a great location for WoGE #399. It took me several hours of concentrated searching wherein I found many places on many continents with similar landforms. For a while I was really stuck in Africa because one place looked very similar, but not quite green enough. But that was only half the challenge for me. Ole also wanted to know what was special about the water in this location as well. I was concerned I might not figure it out due to Google taking away the Wikipedia layer from its map engine (and greatly reduced on Google Earth). Being just an amateur those links helped me a lot to learn about far off lands. I had to work around that and just research the general area until I found what I thought was the significance. Turned out I was right.
As a tangent, my high school physics teacher taught me that we do not always need to know everything. We just need to know how to do the research and to know enough to recognize the right answer when we see it. He would put the formula on the black board, but also several wrong ones as well. That served me well in this case.
Now on to my chosen location for WoGE #400.
In an attempt challenge everyone this is an oblique rather than straight down view. Hopefully this will slow you down a little. Some of you are too good!
However, besides the location and geological identification, I’d like to know who this place is named after.
And, as an added bonus, when you do find the location, please go to the Wikipedia page for this geologic feature and see if you can tell me what’s wrong with the first picture shown in the article (top right of page). It’s not a requirement to win, but I noticed this error when I was reading the article and it gave me a small laugh.
No Schott Rule.
For those new to the game, please go here to find the complete rules of how to play Where on Google Earth.
posted 0300 UTC September 2nd, 2013 (11pm eastern time USA, Sept 1st)