Many congratulations to Chloe Neall who recently entered a photograph and suggestion for a related investigation into the Geographical Association Physical Geography Photograph Competition – ‘Earth Enquiry’. She suggested how field work might prove if the Yosemite Valley was formed by surface collapse or glacial erosion.
Judging Panel comments
A nice photo framed by the tree to give some depth and perspective to this ‘classic’ view, though a little over-exposed. The enquiry question reminds us that we should not take interpreting the origin of landscapes for granted and cleverly suggests a simple investigation to provide evidence that might provide the more convincing explanation for two ideas about the formation and shaping of this valley. A highly commended enquiry.
Chair, Geographical Association Physical Geography Special Interest Group