Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and the "Time Is Irreverent" series.

I can see for miles!

Marty’s photo of the day #2284: I prefer not to argue with people on Facebook, but the best way to bait me into an argument is with wild theories—especially conspiracy theories. This week, after a fourth Navy ship in 2017 was involved in an accident in the Asian Pacific, a person argued on one of my posts that the sea plays tricks on your eyes, and that you can’t always see another ship approaching.

I took this photo from the bridge of a ship, as I was crossing to Antarctica. A captain on the USS John S. McCain would likely have an even better view, as that ship is much bigger than the one I was on. Now, imagine an oil tanker, longer than a football field approaching. How could anyone not see the tanker before a collision?

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