Why even hike if you won’t take a selfie from the most dangerous cliff for your followers to admire? I’m being sarcastic, of course, but it appears that more and more Australians are taking this approach seriously. According to a recent study, Australia has reached the highest number of selfie-related deaths in the past decade Specifically, deaths caused by falling off cliffs while taking selfies.
Would you kill an innocent animal just to get your perfect selfie with it? That’s where we are at apparently in the humanity stakes. Tourists accidentally killed a seal pup after throwing it into the ocean and then dragging it out again for a selfie with it.
The incident occurred last summer on Great Blasket Island in County Kerry, Ireland. Holiday home caretakers on the island Claire de Haas and Brock Montgomery brought the incident to light. They explained that this wasn’t the first time it had happened either.
You might have seen some spectacular video footage recently of the latest volcanic eruption in Iceland. A new fissure opened up this month not far from the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that spent six months erupting in 2021. Professional photographers and drone operators have flocked to capture the event, but of course, mass tourism wasn’t far behind them.
Any active volcano is a dangerous place, and having swarms of visitors, many of whom are not with guides, something was eventually going to go wrong. Professional drone pilot Isak Finnbogason spotted two witless tourists getting far too close while capturing his daily FPV drone footage.
The volcano Mount Vesuvius in Italy is famous for its appetite for destruction. The Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii are a testament to its force. One American tourist almost added himself to its death list recently when he lost his phone in the crater after attempting to take a selfie.
If that wasn’t enough, the 23-year-old from Baltimore decided to climb into the crater of the dormant volcano, lost his footing, and then had to be rescued.
A man and a woman nearly escaped death while taking selfies near the ocean in Sydney, Australia. They were trying to capture giant waves smashing against a breakwall right behind them. And then, a gigantic wave swept them away, taking them both straight into the ocean. The incident was caught on camera, and it’s a dreadful, but necessary reminder of why you shouldn’t take selfies near such huge waves.
Just when you thought people couldn’t get much more stupid someone goes and surprises us all by proving us wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared that influencer Trevor Jacob deliberately crashed his plane in California in December for the sake of a YouTube video.
The FAA has since stripped Jacob of his pilot’s certificate, revoking any permission to fly any kind of aircraft.
When you’re taking a photo in a tricky location, lose your focus for just a moment and it can lead to a disaster.
A former pro surfer Mike Lambresi recently had an accident that almost had him killed. While trying to take a photo, he lost his footing and fell. As a result, he suffered terrible injuries that may even cost him his foot.
I don’t think we’ve had a stupid-selfie post for a while, but here’s a good one. A woman who has not been publicly identified had her vehicle meet a chilling end when she chose to drive across a frozen river in Ottawa, Canada. As she drove across, she hit a weak spot in the ice that caused her car to crash through its surface. While onlookers were figuring out how to get her out of there safely, she climbed onto the car’s roof to shoot a selfie while it began to sink beneath her feet.
While I’ll bet it made for a great photo on her Instagram feed, I’m not sure it was the wisest of decisions. Of course, driving over a frozen lake doesn’t really indicate the possession of much wisdom in the first place.
A 26-year-old woman from Connecticut, USA has received a sentence of 7 days in jail for leaving the protective boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park. Madeline S. Casey was visiting the Wyoming based National Park in July when she was caught on video stepping off the covered path onto the fragile crust and approaching a thermal pool. Not only did she end up with a jail sentence, but she also has to pay over $2000 in fines and is banned from visiting the park for 2 years.