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Stunning photographs show Queensland, Australia dust storm

Must See: 5 unearthly shots of massive outback dust storm


Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

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.


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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.

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SOURCE: Jan Norton/Facebook | Brisbane Times

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