A red dust storm towers over the ocean ahead of a cyclone approaching Onslow on the Western Australian coast. Tugboat worker Brett Martin, who captured the picture 25 nautical miles from the town of Onslow.
This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a ‘SKY PUNCH’. When people see these,they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds,then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloudcover.