Adventure tourists take the art of selfies to the extreme

Forget Instagram photos of avocado on toast or selfies taken on top of Mount Eden, these selfies taken by some of the world's most extreme daredevil travellers will put your weekend snapshots to shame.

These photos were taken on some of the world's tallest buildings, at the bottom of the deepest oceans, in shark-infested waters, and even on the side of an active volcano.

This first image was taken by the pilot of a Norwegian F-16 fighter during an exercise in northern Norway.

** MANDATORY BYLINE ** PIC FROM NOWEGIAN ARMED FORCES / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Norwegian F-16 fighter pilot during a missions in the Cold Response exercise in northern Norway) These daredevil travellers have scaled some of the worlds tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans and even come face to face with dangerous animals.Theyve made sure they immortalised each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie.The adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in shark infested waters, at the side of an active volcano, atop a Hong Kongskyscrapersurroundedby toxic smogand even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue Christ the Redeemer. SEE CATERS COPY
Photo credit: Nowegian Armed Forces/Caters

Aaron Gekoski took this dangerous selfie while diving with the sharks at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

PIC BY AARON GEKOSKI / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Aaron Gekoski took a dangerous selfie whilst diving with the sharks at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa) - These daredevil travellers have scaled some of the worlds tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans and even come face to face with dangerous animals. The thing they all have in common? Theyve made sure they immortalised each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie. These adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in a lake full of jellyfish, at the side of an active volcano, sharing eskimo kisses with a hyena and even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue Christ the Redeemer. SEE CATERS COPY
Photo credit: Aaron Gekoski/Caters News

This one will make your hands sweat. It's a photo of Ervin Punkar using a selfie stick to take a photo from the very top of the 182 metre TV tower in Tartu, Estonia.

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Ervin Punkar using a selfie stick to take a photo from the very top of the 600ft TV tower in Tartu, Estonia) - These daredevil travellers have scaled some of the worlds tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans and even come face to face with dangerous animals. The thing they all have in common? Theyve made sure they immortalised each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie. These adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in a lake full of jellyfish, at the side of an active volcano, sharing eskimo kisses with a hyena and even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue Christ the Redeemer. SEE CATERS COPY.
Photo credit: Caters

Turning up the heat, Nik Halik can be seen trying to get the perfect hot selfie in Benbow Volcano, Ambrym Island.

PIC FROM BRADLEY AMBROSE / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Nik Halik tries to get the perfect hot selfie in Benbow Volcano, Ambrym Island) - These daredevil travellers have scaled some of the worlds tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans and even come face to face with dangerous animals. The thing they all have in common? Theyve made sure they immortalised each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie. These adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in a lake full of jellyfish, at the side of an active volcano, sharing eskimo kisses with a hyena and even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue Christ the Redeemer. SEE CATERS COPY.
Photo credit: Bradley Ambrose/Caters

And finally, Alexander Remnov uses his trusty selfie stick to capture a unique view of the Hong Kong skyline.

PIC BY ALEXANDER REMNOV / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED Alexander Remnov uses to selfie stick to capture a unique view of the Hong Kong skyline) These daredevil travellers have scaled some of the worlds tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans and even come face to face with dangerous animals. The thing they all have in common? Theyve made sure they immortalised each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie. These adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in a lake full of jellyfish, at the side of an active volcano, sharing eskimo kisses with a hyena and even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue Christ the Redeemer. SEE CATERS COPY **NOT FOR SALE / USE IN RUSSIA / POLAND**
Photo credit: Alexander Remnov/Caters

 

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