Must See: 5 unearthly shots of massive outback dust storm
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 11:23 AM - A “larger than normal” dust storm billowed through the Australian outback town of Boulia Tuesday, creating an otherworldly spectacle.
Local photographers jumped at the opportunity to capture the Martian-like moment, where visibility was reportedly limited to just a few metres.
Although dust storms are common in the area, lifestyle photographer Ann Britton told the Brisbane Times that Tuesday’s happening was substantially larger than usual.
The outback is known for being Australia’s vast, mostly uninhabited desert region, where temperatures can soar to 50 C in the summer, while dipping to – 10 C in the winter.
Photographer Jan Norton captured the ghost-like event in vivid detail. Here are five unearthly photos of Boulia’s dust storm.