Man slammed by a wave while trying to take shots of hurricane Irma

Sep 11, 2017

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Man slammed by a wave while trying to take shots of hurricane Irma

Sep 11, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When nature gets crazy, most people are worried about their safety and try to find a cover. But there are always those who’d rather take a shot of the disaster so they can get plenty of likes. This guy is one of those people. He tried to take shots the southernmost point in the US in Key West, Florida during Hurricane Irma. At one point, as you can maybe expect – he gets slammed by a huge wave.

https://streamable.com/i78d1

The video is taken from Google’s webcam, which streams from the southernmost point in Key West. You can check out the longer version of the video on YouTube, and this guy shows around 1:40:15. If you watch the video before and after it, you’ll see that he’s not the only one trying to get the shot. At some points, there were crowds of people trying to get the perfect selfie with the hurricane. The category of the video is Comedy, and while I believe it’s not chosen on purpose, it kinda describes the people in this footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7ld45pUueQ

As for the poor guy who got slammed by the wave, it seems he was okay. He seems unhurt, but I can’t claim the same about his phone. I do hope he has at least learned the lesson, and that his example will serve to warn those who want to try and do the same thing.

[via DPReview]

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8 responses to “Man slammed by a wave while trying to take shots of hurricane Irma”

  1. David Jeu Avatar
    David Jeu

    Well, he is famous now, that’s what he wanted.

    1. Carl Greer Avatar
      Carl Greer

      Sad but true ! Ignorance paid off this time.

    2. catlett Avatar
      catlett

      So you just know that’s what he wanted? There is zero indication that he knew he was being filmed OR zero attribution from has as to why he was taking the pictures. Since you seem to know he is famous now please point me to where his photos are published. What is his name?

  2. Babok Song Avatar
    Babok Song

    Darwin award?

  3. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Surf’s up!

  4. Les King Avatar
    Les King

    Stupid

  5. Mario Dennis Avatar
    Mario Dennis

    All that’s missing is a selfie stick.

  6. catlett Avatar
    catlett

    How do you know the why of him taking these photos? Don’t even know his name but you know all of his motives.