The adrenaline junkies have scaled the world’s tallest buildings, clifs, swam to the bottom of the ocean, and even nuzzled dangerous animals – all for the perfect photo opp. Are these trailblazers courageous or foolhardy?
Take a look at these dangerous photos and decide for yourself.
It bears repeating. If you’re afraid of heights, then don’t treat yourself to a view like this.
2 Christ the Redeemer selfie
This Christ the Redeemer selfie isn't one for those with a fear of heights (Lee Thompson).
Many thrill seekers have taken photos from the top of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This one, taken by Lee Thompson, the founder of solo travel company Flashpack, is among the most stomach-churning.
3 Skyscraper selfie
A Russian model went to great lengths to get the perfect Instagram shot (Instagram/Viki Odintcova).
A Russian model hit headlines in February after she posted a photo on Instagram of herself dangling without safety ropes from a skyscraper in Dubai. Viki Odintcova, 23, hung off the arm of her male assistant from the 1,000ft high Cayan Tower to get the perfect shot. The footage and videos quickly went viral, garnering over a million views.
4 Volcano selfie
Explorers have taken the ultimate extreme photos, volcano selfies(Twitter/George Kourounis).
Some have taken the art of the selfie to the extreme by posing in front of active volcanos. Among these daredevils is George Kourounis, the Canadian adventurer and storm chaser, who couldn’t resist taking a picture of himself to a backdrop of the active Benbow volcano on Ambrym Island in Vanuatu.
5 Russian Batman enthusiasts Vladimir Sidorov and Ivan Kusznetsov pose at the peak of a 420m tower in Shanghao, China
6 Daredevil climbers Pavel Smirnov and Ozcan Ipar snap a picture atop the 350m high Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.
7 A wider shot of brave photographer Nik Haliks as he snaps a selfie next to Benbow Valcano.
8 In some places you’re going to have to make due with the rock face of the South Peak. Don’t worry, though. They’ve cut in toe holes…
10 Adventure photographer Alexander Remnov uses his selfie stick to capture an unseen view of the Hong Kong skyline.