An enormous wall of dust has hit part of Australia as residents brace themselves for a tropical cyclone.
The stunning images of the wild dust storm were captured by tugboat works and aeroplane passengers near the town of Onslow in north-western Australia.
Local reports say the huge swathes of red sand and dust had been picked up by strong winds in the Indian Ocean before being dropped near the town.
Paul Marcellini captured the wonders of Florida in the Trees, Woods and Forests category with his entry called Cypress Sanctuary
Adam Gibbs mystical Fairy Mist captures British Columbia in Canada. He was a finalist in the Trees, Woods and Forests category
Dennis Frates beat 18,000 entries to win the overall International Garden Photographer of the Year competition with his photograph entitled Penstemon Sunrise which captures Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
This beautiful photo captures the Sunrise at Ballue in France and was taken by Nic Barlow. It won the Beautiful Gardens category
A diver has a very personal moment of dejection at the bottom of the pool during the 2012 CCCA Swimming and Diving State Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, CA. This image was awarded a Gold medal in the Sports Feature category from the 2012 College Photographer of the Year competition.
A lightning storm rolls across the sky on June 17 in Odessa, Texas. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which collects its information at the Odessa-Schlemeyer Field, there will be chances of thunderstorms all day Tuesday then returns to sunny skies with the temperature in the mid to high 90s.
Astonishing photographs taken by a French photographer have created the illusion that a cargo of air passengers are off to a very hot location indeed... the sun.
Photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, 38, said that it took two days to get the shot he wanted but he eventually took the incredible pictures at around 7pm.
The father-of-two added that the shots were difficult to capture because the aeroplanes were moving so quickly and that the blinding glare of the sun made it difficult to get the timing right.
Photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, 38, said that it took two days to get the shot he wanted but he eventually took the stunning pictures at around 7pm on night this week.
Mr Lebrigand said: 'The plane is so fast it crosses the sun in a quarter of a second, so there was no time to lose.I couldn't move as I knew the plane was going to arrive very fast. Suddenly I was like "snap, snap"! And bingo, I'd got it in the bag - it was magnificent'
Mr Lebrigand took these striking shots as he walked alone under the night sky. The father-of-two said the aeroplanes looked 'so close' to the Moon as they flew from Spain to Germany
Mr Lebrigand said: 'It was a still night and the moon was rising, almost full. I find it fascinating that the planes appear so close to the Moon, but yet so far - much like we are on Earth, in relation to the rest of the Universe'