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Photos of an Australian Town Filled with 8 Feet of Sea Foam

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When Eastern Australia was hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald late January and early February, it caused certain places to turn into foamy wonderlands, as up to 8 feet of sea foam was blown onto land from the sea. Photographer Brandon Rooney took advantage of the occurrence by pulling out his Canon 7D and documenting the strange scene.

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For an idea of how foamy certain parts of Australia were during this storm, check out this viral video that has been going around, which shows a strange encounter between some police officers and a stealthy (and foam covered) car:

You can find more of Rooney’s shots of the foam in this Flickr set, and more of his photography in general over on his website.


Image credits: Photographs by Brandon Rooney and used with permission


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/jennibarger Jennifer Barger

    Awesome! I was hoping to see more photos of this event.

  • keirinrcr

    Visually stunning, but, once you realize that the foam is waste matter (fish waste, sewage, etc), you get over the novelty quickly.

  • brob

    Foam Party!

  • http://twitter.com/THEGREATZEEE THE GREAT ZEEE

    that’s exactly what I was thinking

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  • micelsa

    I’m a local here and you’re quite right keirinrcr – some people are still complaining about rashes and itchiness after playing in it. Ewww….

  • 0402sgrl

    Fun pictures. Glad to be on the other side of the planet from the actual stuff. Ick.

  • katherine

    does it stink?

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