They may look like stills from an apocalyptic horror film, but these images have become a daily reality for residents in a Russian city.
Citizens of Samara, in south east Russia, live in fear of the ground literally disappearing beneath them after huge sinkholes have started to appear all over their city, leaving devastation in their wake.
The yawning underground caverns are all believed to have sprung up in recent weeks swallowing cars, buses and claiming at least one life.The sinkholes, some large enough to swallow an entire truck, are believed to have been caused by ground subsidence.
It is thought the holes have been caused as ice thaws and melts into the ground, with the excess water causing soil decay underneath Samara's roads.
The massive craters have appeared in car parks, busy intersections, by the sides of roads, and on major and minor thoroughfares.