Not for anyone with vertigo
Not for anyone with vertigo

23 incredible photos by daredevil Instagrammers that risked their lives to get the perfect shot

From scaling skyscrapers to dangling off cliffs, these are the most incredible photos Instagrammers have literally defied death for

Ciara Appelbaum
Insider
Monday 11 December 2017 15:11
Comments

Everyone wants to get a lot of “likes” when they post a picture to Instagram.

Some Instagrammers, however, go to extremes in order to get them.

Keep scrolling to see some of the craziest, most death-defying photos on Instagram.

Instagrammer Rachele Brooke Smith shocked her followers by doing yoga on the ledge of a skyscraper in New York.

Viki Odintcova posted this insane video of her dangling off a skyscraper in Dubai...

...and the end result was vertigo-inducing.

We can barely watch this video by olegcricket, who is known for his death-defying antics.

Harry Gallagher received a lot of attention for scaling the roof of London’s second-highest skyscraper, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.

James Kingston snapped this shot from on top of Ukraine's second-tallest building.

Instagrammer Jack Morris posted this chilling photo of him on the edge of a building in Bangkok, Thailand.

Angela Nikolau took this anxiety inducing shot form the top of a spire in Tianjin, China...

...and this startling video from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.

The 390- foot-tall Moscow bridge also has a particular appeal for adrenaline junkies...

...and Instagrammers risk their lives for the perfect photo on top of it.

Towering at 2,762 feet above sea level, Pedra de Gavea in Rio de Janeiro is one of the highest cliffs in the world jutting out over the ocean...

Instagrammers love taking photos near the edge of it.

Kjeragbolten, a rock sandwiched between two cliffs and suspended over a 984 drop in Norway, is a popular photo destination for brave Instagrammers.

They also love Wedding Cake Rock in Australia, despite the many fences and signs warning them to stay away. Geologists believe that it could crumble at any minute.

Potato Chip Rock in San Diego County, California, could also snap at any moment. However, Instagrammers remain undeterred.

Jutting out at around 3,000 feet in the air, Trolltunga in Norway is another popular photo destination. A tour guide at the park said it was “only a matter of time” after a young woman fell to her death off the rock in 2015.

Yosemite Park offers up an abundance of dangerous photo ops, like on Taft Point.

Called the most dangerous hike in the world, it is rumoured that 100 people die on Hua Shan every year, although there are no official death statistics. That doesn't stop determined Instagrammers, though.

Valentin & Roman posted this incredible picture from the Preikestolen cliff in Norway.

Instagrammers Murad Osmann and Nataly Osmann take photos together all over the world... like this one of Nataly dangling off a Las Vegas skyscraper.

...and scaling a skyscraper in Dubai.

And despite multiple people dying from slipping over the edge, Instagrammers continue to risk their lives for a photo opt on the side of 354-foot-tall Victoria Falls.

• The secret code cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers
• The 17 cities where the world's richest people want to live
• A 2018 ranking of universities worldwide

Read the original article on Business Insider UK. © 2016. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in