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U.S. National Parks from space

Postby builttospill » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 pm

Thought this might be of interest here, given Utah's representation on the list.

It's fun to try to guess the park from the picture without looking at the name. I got 10 out of 20, but some were really just dumb luck.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/national-parks-from-space/?u_&pid=1998
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Re: U.S. National Parks from space

Postby Clark_Griswold » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:11 pm

Probably a good general topic, rather than just Utah.

Did anyone look at the Gran Teton image and think that it looks like a computer generated image? The others look like space photographs, but the Tetons look softened and artificial.
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Re: U.S. National Parks from space

Postby Bootboy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:04 pm

13/20.

Yeah, the Teton one is CG.
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Re: U.S. National Parks from space

Postby Scott » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:11 pm

16/20 for me.

I won't say what the four were since I don't want to give anything away, but it was #2, #12, #16 and #20. After seeing the answer, I really should have gotten #12 and #16. #20 was harder because I thought there would be more ice. I thought the white stuff in #2 was snow/ice, so I really blew that one. :oops:
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Re: U.S. National Parks from space

Postby builttospill » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:00 am

The sad thing for me is that I have been in three of the ones I got wrong. And not just driving through....I mean extensive time spent. I guess I wasn't paying enough attention when I was visiting or something.
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