terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014


The cold Wrangel Island was Ole's last challenge - I knew it wasn't Norway, but I had to certify it! I searched in Sweden, Finland, Iceland and then ... time ended. After the hint, I started looking east and then ... there it was, the last woolly mammoths population's location!

Now, lets get warmer:

To me (if I saw this WoGE) is hard, but to you, the "veterans", I'm betting it's rather easy, so Schott's Rule is ON! (Publish time 2014.06.24 | 13:16 WEST)

So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE.
Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Picture #2 - 4X magnification of the central point:

(I don't know if this helps ...)

Picture #3 - Ooh there it is!!

It was hidden, but now, with a oblique view, the mighty volcano appears!
(Note: the summit is +/- 40 km away from the first image central point!)

Post-"find" note:
It appears that the colours of the first image aren't the same as present GE's images - I can't explain why the image colours are different and all the rest seems equal ... If Google changed the photo, other aspects of the image should have changed also, right?

12 comentários:

  1. Well, as Ole have noticed, it's not in Portugal! ;)

    Now ... the hint: Passing by, I thought "What's this? Where's the volcano?"

  2. Funny - that was what I thought when I looked at your picture! The drainage pattern is strange, and the erosion pattern stranger. I had got as far as that it had to be young sediments in a wet climate, or some volcanic deposit in a warm to hot climate. That eliminates a lot of land area, unfortunately there is still a lot left.

    1. A little climate help: in this time of the year it should be hot, dry with predominantly east/south winds. The weather forecast says (July, 2): some rain, 23º, southeast wind

  3. Added a new picture with some more details of the soil (and elevation)!

    1. well, that obviously didn't help much ...

      Another hint: it has something(s) that connects it to WoGE #407!

  4. Added a new picture with "it" ... and 2 other "details"! ;)

  5. So, this one is strange. We do have lot's of very specific clues, but the puzzle is still unsolved.
    * the location has to be south and east
    * we are at a height of something around 400-500m
    * red soil
    * around 40km north is a cone shaped volcano, that does look quite large
    * very likely, the open see is not extremely far away
    * South east, we do have Africa, Madagascar, Australia and Indonesia and
    many islands more
    * most areas of Africa are much higher, the areas with volcanos
    are higher than 1000m

    1. * yes (pic #3)
      * yes (the highest peak is 529m)
      * yes (most of it)
      * yes (I don´t know what you call large, but this stratovolcano it's over 3000m)
      * yes (a broader view brings NOAA, U.S. Navy, etc.)
      * no comments ;)
      * again, no comments!

  6. -8.7408°, 115.5358° Island Nusa Penida, Bali.
    Cone carst landscape. The limestone has been deposited in the Pleistocene as a 'ridge' in the ocean south of Java and Bali. The subduction of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasion plate lifted the former ocean floor to the surface and formed the island.

    The volcano on the third picture is the volcano Mount Agung on Bali, which is 40 km to the north of our location.

  7. Luis, your picture nearly killed me. I've passed thea area at least 4 times until I recognized the spot. So this was the hardest puzzle I can remember of. Even with all these clues. As I do have some talent in scanning large area pretty quick, I do work a lot with colors. But somehow the colors of your picture were quite different to the colors on my GE.

  8. WOGE451 is at : http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2014/07/where-on-google-earth-451.html