The photographer had the following to say about his adventure:
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
If you didn't get chill bumps while you thought to yourself "how did God create all of this," you might wanna make your way over to your nearest church this Sunday! God of Wonders!