Arizona Dust Storm

© randy dannheim

Arizona Dust Storm

Uploaded: June 06, 2006


Just stopped the car and shot this approaching monster of a dust storm on auto (landscape) with my Canon EF 10-22. These kinds of storms come often in the Phoenix/Tucson area. It is part of our monsoon season; however, with the rapid construction going on in Arizona there is an abundance of loose topsoil - what a monster.


Joan Powell June 06, 2006

Amazing , I just saw this storm on the news . Great capture. #459928

randy dannheim June 06, 2006

Joan, thank you. #2862282

June 06, 2006

Hey, you were certainly in the right place at the right time to get this shot. Well done. #2862287

Margaret Sikora June 07, 2006

What a great shot Randy, Im glad we dont have them here, you captured this so well ,hope you didnt get caught in it and if you did how long do they last for? #2862522

June 07, 2006

I heard it on the news over here as well. As I said before, well done, good to hear you're out of it safe. #2863382

randy dannheim June 07, 2006

Thanks Margaret, thanks Tony. This didn't last more than a 1/2 hour. These are usually caused by a storm collapsing so they are short lived. #2864706

Shawn Jennings June 24, 2006

Great capture Randy! I am from Arizona, but moved away several years ago because of work. One of the things I miss most are the monsoon storms like this one. As a child I would watch them coming over South Mountain anticipating the impact when it reached our home. Thanks for the reminder! #2944659

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