Sand storm in Niger - Africa.

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    Sand storm in August, North of Agadez - Niger. You feel like the world is coming to an end while the storm comes closer and closer...

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    1. World Picture Service 63 months ago | reply

      This is exactly the same phenomenon which I have encountered myself in May 1980 while spending the night in my own vehicle (Renault 4F6) somewhere in Mali before reaching Gao the next day. A big wall of dust! It's actually not all sand. Sand is too heavy to get so high in the air. Sand will be blown up to just about 2/3 meters.
      I had to turn my car to protect the front (the engine!) from real damage caused by sand. Although I parked my car to spend the night at 3 PM already, the neigbourhood turned into pitch black! Stay inside! The sand will harm you definitely! The dust will cause you breathing problems! And wnat about your car? It will damage it anyway! It will be marked for ever by erosion!
      Great picture, for sure!

    2. cookiesound 63 months ago | reply

      we were travelling with a big truck and we covered the windscreen with a tarpaulin during the sandstorm , the storm lasted for about 1 hour, i once got out of the car , just to feel it, it felt like needles and i was quick back inside.
      after the sandstorm came very heavy rain plus bad thunder and lightning, you could see the lightnings striking just in front of the car, into the iron posts along the piste. this lightnings were really scary, but in the car nothing happened,but even this big truck (16 tons) was shaking on every impact

    3. Amalfia 59 months ago | reply

      It looks really scary!

    4. maksid 58 months ago | reply

      Stunning !!!!

    5. Aman Iman ॐ 58 months ago | reply

      Amazing..... I know North Niger and the Sahara desert very well, I never saw something like that...

    6. cookiesound 58 months ago | reply

      it was in july or august, just after the border from algeria,with this sandstorm came heavy rainand thunderstorm , that lasted for some hours, the next day was bright clear and sunny again.

    7. jannepaint 58 months ago | reply

      Wow, Amazing shot!

    8. rik58 58 months ago | reply

      !!!!!!! Splendida !!

    9. Aman Iman ॐ 58 months ago | reply

      I will go there in April and I hope the weather will be good!!! :-))

    10. Andy Kennelly 57 months ago | reply

      I like this shot!

    11. fossiled 50 months ago | reply

      Utterly stunning. Needs to be seen big! Wonderful image. The colors are especially good.

    12. Mark William Brunner 47 months ago | reply

      I have been in a sandstorm in n. Mali but at night mostly so we did not see it coming. I really like your whole photostream, great work!

    13. cookiesound 47 months ago | reply

      thanks for all the comments, the colours were really like this, not much photoshopped, it took a while ( 15 minutes...) until we were utterly engulfed of this storm, and it lasted for about 2 hours, ending in a big thunderstorm!!!!

    14. sindhi 47 months ago | reply

      wow thts some raw power .. we are so tiny and little
      its a grate shot

    15. lauravh23 46 months ago | reply

      awesome capture and powerful shot! sounds like a scary experience.

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    16. Persodan 36 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull ...

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