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The Most Dangerous Selfies Ever Taken

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Inspired by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, it would seem like the era of the selfie is not likely to go away anytime soon. Everyone from the hottest celebrities to the guy next door to Pope Francis and even Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have been snapped in a selfie.

There are how-to videos and articles online giving advice on how to take the best selfie and tips for makeup, hair styles and lighting. Every now and then a selfie craze like the photobomb will come along and light up social media. And of course there are the daredevils and attention-seeking crazies who want to push the trend that little bit further by taking a selfie in a death-defying situation. Here are some of the most dangerous selfies ever taken:

Crane climber

James Kingston loves to climb

Here the free runner hangs off a crane atop London’s South Bank Tower

Kingston uses a camera pole mount to snap shots from a crane in Bangalore, India

Train-track selfie

Jared Michael was taking a selfie next to a Peruvian railway as a train approached

When the train passed, the conductor gave him a kick in the head

for being too close

Bear selfies

so many tourists were taking selfies with bears in a Colorado park

That The park had to close to stop the craze

Twitter user @mirandeezy posted this grizzly selfie taken at Lake Tahoe

Bull runner selfie

The running of the bulls festival takes place each year in Pamplona, Spain

In 2014 a man was filmed holding his phone with his back to the bulls

Police are still looking for the man who faces a fine for endangering himself and others

Shark swimmer

The Great White Shark is a fearsome predator

While photographer Peter Verhoog was on a dive in Mexico

He snapped this dangerous photo from a cage