Australian Dust Storms


Intense dust storms have turned Sydney, Australia into an apocalyptic terror.  The place looks like Mars:  “It’s also been wreaking havoc, disrupting transport and placing health authorities on alert for widespread respiratory illness. International flights were diverted from Sydney, ferries on the harbour were suspended, and motorists were warned to take care on roads as visibility was dramatically reduced.”

And yet, that hasn’t stopped people from going to the beach to surf! There is something strangely beautiful about the faint orange glow.  There are still many photos going up on Flickr, but for now, you can check out this gallery, which is being aggregated by Tom Coates. [via]

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