2008 IYPE Du Noyer Competition Results


Winners of the Irish Category

1st.Sarah Gatley, GSI
2nd. - Ross Harding, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
3rd.Dick Keely, Castletroy, Limerick

Winner of the Foriegn Category

Hauke Steinberg, Dublin 4

The following images are a selection from the vast number of Competition entries

 Silurian Salrock formation Red and green mudstones of the Silurian Salrock formation, showing folding and fractures of late Silurian deformation. Glassilaun, Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway.

Photo by Sarah Gatley, GSI, October 2008

1st Prize Winner
 Sea Arch at Loop Head, Co. Clare Sea Arch at Loop Head, Co. Clare.

Photo by Ross Harding, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, December 2007

2nd Prize Winner
 Cliffs of Moher Bedded Carboniferous Sandstone - Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

Photo by Dick Keely, Castletroy, Limerick, June 2003

3rd Prize Winner
 Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina.
The 250 square kilometre ice formation is 30 km in length and one of the 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Palagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile.

Photo by Hauke Steinberg, Dublin 4, April 2007

Winner of the Foreign Category

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 The Burren, Co. Clare The Burren (from the Irish for 'Stoney Place') in Co Clare is a stunning landscape made up mainly of limestone from the Carboniferous period (354 to 298 million years ago). Limestone was formed on an ancient tropical seabed from the dead remains of the marine creatures of the time. The limestone pavement in this Karst landscape was revealed when the original soil cover was stripped away by the glaciers in the last ice age.

Photo by Phoebe Larkin, Tubber, Co. Clare, January 2008
 Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo Croagh Patrick is Ireland's Holy Mountain and is the site of an annual pilgrimage where pilgrims climb the mountain barefoot. It is one of the highest peaks to be seen in the Mayo-Galway region. It is likely that Croagh Patrick protruded above the last ice sheet since aerial erosion taking place at this time above the level of the ice has given rise to scree slopes. Gold was discovered on Croagh Patrick in the 1980s and exploration has shown overall grades of 0.5 ounces of gold per ton in at least 12 quartz veins, which could produce up to 700,000 tons of ore.

Photo by Aedan Coffey, Kilkenny, March 2008
 Doolin, Co. Clare Brooding atmosphere near Doolin, Co. Clare, showing the rocky outcrop of Carboniferous Limestone.

Photo by Maria Ryan, Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon, August 2008
 An Erratic An Erratic - high and dry. A huge boulder left behind by a retreating glacier stands high above the eroded landscape around it. Near Dunfanaghy, North Donegal.

Photo by David Kirk, Belfast, July 2007

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 Granite outcrop Outcrop of Thorr Granite on beach near Burtonport, Co. Donegal, showing cutting aplite.

Photo by Darragh McDonagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, July 2008
 Tian-chi Lake, China Tian-chi Lake of Changbai Mountains, alternate name Tian-chi Lake of Baitou Mountains, located in the southeast of Jilin Province. It is the boundary lake between China and North Korea and is the deepest lake in China, accumulated by crateral magma after the volcano erupted in 1702. With a caprice climate, the lake, surrounded by cliffs and mountain straight up reaching the sky, is always veiled in floating mist while suddenly comes cloud and rain mixed with frog, creating a fairyland.
Location: Tian-chi Lake of Changbai Mountains, Jilin Province, China.

Photo by Hai Yang, Beijing, China, July 2007
 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia El Arbol de Piedra, (The Stone Tree), sits out on the altoplano, south of the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. Standing approx. 7m high, this top heavy "Tree" was formed by wind.

Photo by Alan Connaughton, Dublin 24, May 2008
 County Kerry landscape The '40 shades of green', Co. Kerry. 

Photo by Gillian Corcoran, Dublin 6, May 2008

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 Maumturk Mountains  

Maamturk Mountains, Co. Galway.

The landscape of Joyce's Country in the Maamturks. The Maamturks or Maumturcs are formed from Pre-Cambrian quartzite which suffered heavy erosion during the Pleistocene when the many valleys seen in this image were created out of the softer schist and slate.

Photo by Darren McLoughlin, Dublin 4, August 2008

 Little Skelligs Panoramic view of Little Skelligs showing the twists and folds in the rock as it is gradually worn away by the sea and weather

Photo by Barry Keogh, Dublin 13, September 2008
 Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile Torres Del Paine national park, Chile - Las Torres, seen from the French Valley with Southern Beech forest in the foreground.

Photo by Michael Sheehy, GSI, March 2008
 Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. This photo was taken at lake Tekapo, in the south island of New Zealand. It is a glacial moraine dammed lake, containing glacial flour - which gives the lake its distinctive colour. In the background you can see Mount Cook the highest mountain in New Zealand. It falls within the southern Alps formed by tectonic uplifting and pressure as the Pacific and Australia-Indian plates collide.

Photo by Elaine McGoff, Dublin 2, April 2003

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 Kilfarassey beach, Co. Waterford Kilfarassy beach, Co. Waterford. The rock / cliff face formed around the same time 460 million years ago. Magma was slowly rising up through the depths of the ocean floor. Superheated fluids and vapours dissolved minerals. They eventually broke through the ocean floor as "black smokers" mini-geysers of sulpher and metal rich fluids, cooling rapidly precipitating very thin layers of metal rich sediment.

Photo by Tony Quilty, Waterford, September 2008
 Near Killarney, Co. Kerry This photo depicts the glacial shaped landscape of Killarney. Sculpted by glaciers and softened by over 10,000 years of weathering. The limestone surrounded by lakes and streams has a look unique to Ireland. Note the sandbar and oxbow formation by the stream.

Photo by Denis Crowley, Ballincollie Road, Co. Cork, September 2008
 Kinsale, Co. Cork Rocky outcrop, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Photo by Mark Wallader, Cork, August 2008
 Kilfarassey beach Copper Coast cliff face.
Kilfarassy beach, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Photo by Cormac Gibney, Waterford, April 2008

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