We all know that sometimes it takes striking images to inspire awe and amazement.
Over the last few days we’ve seen on TV some incredible video footage of the destruction in Japan from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The problem with video footage is that it is video – as soon as you see something the camera moves on and there is no time to take in the detail. That is where the photograph comes in.
Courtesy of Richard North at EU Referendum (one of the blogs in my feed) we find links to a page on the Daily Mail website and also a facebook gallery of photographs that tell the story of the destruction.
From the various pages here are, for me, the most striking. Click the thumbnails to view larger versions.
A town completely destroyed (from AFP/Getty Images).
A ship where it’s not supposed to be (from Reuters)
Human emotion, tragedy and hope in one picture (from EPA)Another boat in completely the wrong place (from AP)