Why is environmental devastation so often so beautiful?

Sydney dust storm.

Photo (cc) jtinaustralia

Eastern Australia is being impacted by a large dust storm turning the skies over Sydney red. The storm is certainly not good for the lungs of Sydneysiders, but the images are undeniably stunning (and scary).’s Big Picture has a collection of photos here.
The Sydney Morning Herald has extensive coverage.

And here are some more photos from Flickr:

IMG_1783 - Dustday in laundry2 (23 September, 2009)

Photo (cc) Mezza

Dust Storm - Opera House

Photo (cc) NSW Maritime

Red Dust Luna Park

Photo (cc) iansand


Photo (cc) Nic Hanson

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