21.09.2021

Winners of 2017 Earth Science Week photo contest announced

  • The 12 stunning images represent the processes that have shaped the UK and Ireland over its tectonic history
  • The winning images range from limestone erosion at the Gower Peninsula, Wales, to the dramatic landscape of Glencoe
  • The images will all feature in a 2018 calendar, with the awards to be presented at an event to launch Earth Science Week on Monday 9 October 
The UK Geological Society has announced the winners of the 2017 Earth Science Week photography competition, ‘Our Restless Earth.’ 

The 12 stunning images represent the dynamic processes that have shaped the UK and Ireland over its tectonic history, from ancient volcanic activity to ice age glaciers.

The winning images range from limestone erosion at the Gower Peninsula, Wales, to the dramatic landscape of Glencoe – the remains of an ancient super-volcano which was erupting some 420 million years ago. 

First place has been awarded to Milena Farajewicz for ‘Three sisters of Glencoe in autumn’, Second place is awarded to Emma Smith for ‘Clifftop bowling overlooking Loch Maree’, and third place to Kevin Privett for ‘Limestone weathering, Gower.’

The 12 images will all feature in a 2018 calendar, with the awards to be presented at a London event to launch Earth Science Week on Monday 9 October.

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