Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author Marty Essen

Not as close as it looks

Marty’s photo of the day #3173: Beware! Objects are farther than they appear. This is a great example of how a photo can compress a scene. I captured this image while standing on the outskirts of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland. It looks like you could hike to the Matterhorn in a matter of minutes. Think hours instead.

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