2006 Du Noyer Competition Winners


1st. - Wojciech Szczygiel

2nd. - John Linehan

3rd. - Xavier Monteys

Joint 4th - Robert B Stewart, Sean Tomkins, Conor Power, Con O'Rourke 

The  winning photographs are shown here.

A selection of prize-winning images from the 2006 Du Noyer Geological Photography Competition

1st Prize

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Wojciech Szczygiel

Colourful slopes from high up in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

May 2006

Sand dunes in Morocco

Sand dunes near Erfoud in the Sahara

May 2006

The Ait Larbi formation Dades Valley

The Ait Larbi formation, Dades Valley, Morocco

June 2006

The Ait Larbi formation Dades Valley

2nd Prize

Another view of the Ait Larbi formation, Dades Valley, Morocco

June 2006

Fossils at Serpent Rock

John Linehan

Fossils at Serpent Rock, Ballyconnell, Co. Sligo

April 2006

Reflection in a Rock Pool

Reflections in a Rockpool, Ballyconnell, Co. Sligo

Summer 2005

Rock face

Rock Face, Mullaghmore Head, Co. Sligo

July 2004

Rock face

3rd Prize

Rock Face, Serpent Rock, Ballyconnell, Co. Sligo

July 2004

several metres

Xavier Monteys - these photographs were taken while on a field trip around Fukuoka, Japan. The images depict a hydrothermal sulphite-rich deposit on the side of the river. This deposit has a growth rate of several centimetres in thickness per week.

Detail of the deposit showing a height of several metres - August 2006

Shows two different build-ups

Close-up showing two different build-ups

August 2006

Shows textural pattern and hydrogen bubbles

Close-up showing the textural pattern of the deposit and hydrogen bubbles

August 2006

Tree leaf in the process of being mineralised

Close-up showing a tree leaf in the process of being incorporated to the mineralisation

August 2006

Joint 4th Prize
The Gobbins

Robert B. Stewart

"The Gobbins", Islandmagee, Co. Antrim

Rocky shore, Blasket Sound

Sean Tomkins

Rocky Shore, Blasket Sound, Dingle, Co. Kerry

February 2006

Classie-Bawn Castle

Conor Power

Classie-Bawn Castle, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

June 2006

Limestone terraces

Con O'Rourke

Aran/Burren karst. Limestone terraces (3) separated by clay wayboard strata. Inis Meáin, Aran Islands