The Corner

Tsunami – Where Is The Money Shot

Given (a) the geographical scope of the disaster, (b) the number of

witnesses who must have been tourists with cameras/camcorders, (c) the kind

of money offered for dramatic pictures by hews organizations, I am surprised

that no “money shot” of the tsunami has shown up. I mean, a shot of a

20-foot wave (so we are told it was) actually coming ashore. The pictures I

have seen, while certainly horrifying enough, show a sort of tidal surge,

not a humongous high wave. Can anyone explain this?

And what about out at sea? A 20-foot wave travelling at 500 mph must be

something to see. Didn’t anyone take a picture?

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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