Photo of the Day

November 22, 2009

Dust Storm, Sydney

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The dust storm that hit Sydney on 23 September 2009 was hopefully a once in a lifetime event and not a sign of things to come in this time of climate change. This image, captured at 6:30, shows not only the incredible colours but the density of the dust. Fortunately the camera (and photographer) survived, despite being covered in fine red dust. Estimates are that over 1000 tonnes of dust were dumped on Sydney, after having traveled over 1000 kilometers from Broken Hill.

This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot. Have a great shot? Send it to us for possible publication in National Geographic magazine.

Photograph by Gavin Marchio

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