Is it worth dying for a photograph?

Yes, despite the risk to life and limb, people around the world continue to engage in behaviour that can only be described as idiotic. Whether it’s a quest to capture the most outrageous selfie, or be the subject of the someone else’s photo, humans just can’t help themselves.


In the screenshot above, an anonymous woman is shown posing on the edge of Pedra da Gávea, in Rio de Janeiro, just centimetres from the 915m drop. First shared late last year, some of the comments on Instagram included “Just looking at that feels like the bottoms of my feet are being stabbed with knives!” and “I was expecting the camera to pan back and she’d be gone”. In the video, the photographer can be heard coaxing the woman ever-closer to the edge, saying, “More. Come on.”


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