How not to do a selfie
Photography and travel are inseparable. It is difficult to imagine the traveler and the tourist without a camera, because every mobile device has at least a simple camera. And with mobile devices and started a new craze – selfie. No exception to this fascination for the tourists who want to capture themselves against the backdrop memorial for himself places and famous sights, exciting event and beautiful views.
But the selfie is not always as safe as it seems. A series of several self-stories with a tragic end and thundered for the whole world. The danger of "genre" has become so important that the interior Ministry even issued a memo about how to safely do a selfie. And many attractions, amusement parks and public places with high risk banned the use of selfie sticks in their territory. So, a ban on selfie entered the Disneyland theme Park, the Taj Mahal in India, railway stations in Japan.
However, the unfortunate and tragic story continue to untold numbers occur all over the world. Here is a compilation of several sad stories, which leads to excessive selfie:
Selfie for the crocodile
Funny and luckily not a tragic case occurred in early 2017. A couple of tourists from France tried to take a selfie next to the pond of Haew Suwat waterfall in Khao Yai national Park in Thailand along with the crocodile, despite warning signs of danger. Ungrateful beast did not appreciate the opportunity to become a hero of Instagram and bit the woman's leg.
"A selfie on the edge of a precipice"
One of the latest tragic stories took place in July 2016 in the United States on a viewing platform Ooh Aah Point at the Grand Canyon. 35-year-old American tourist was so preoccupied with finding the best locations for a picture of his beloved that came too close to the edge of the cliff, tripped and fell from a height of 120 meters. Despite in due time rendered medical aid, she died.
"Bull or your life"
A tragic story occurred on 10 August 2015 in the Spanish city Vilaseca-da-La Sagra during the traditional festival with bullfighting. 32-year-old Spaniard was so fond of selfies, trying to make the risk picture in the background approaching from behind bulls that received from one of them a blow in the neck and thigh. He was quickly taken to the hospital, but to do nothing was impossible.
Runnings of the bulls – already a dangerous occupation, and with the selfie is just the trick. Everyone knows this now in Spain, and especially in the city Villaseca-da-La-Sagra, where, after the tragedy, the festival was canceled altogether.
"$60 million and 20 years old for a selfie!"
Citizen of the United States in September 2014 was so preoccupied with capturing yourself on camera violating the law and made one of the "big" forest fires in California in modern history. All his actions he was filming to get at least a few minutes of fame. He succeeded, and he became famous all over the world, because the court found him guilty of arson and criminal damage. The result is unlucky of seliman in 2016, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine in the amount of $ 60 million.
By the way, here's what happened at the operator-arsonist:
One of the most dangerous places for selfies have become the picturesque Plitvice lakes national Park Croatia. Only in 2016, as a result of the fatally-risky photo shoots killed 2 tourists, one was injured but miraculously survived. The reason is simple – the desire to imprint themselves on the background of picturesque lakes on the edge of a high cliff.
"To see Machu Picchu before I die"
2 Dec 2014 51-year-old tourist from Germany decided to make photos of the ancient city of Machu Picchu from special places, which went over the fence into the forbidden zone. In case there was another tourist from Peru, which the German was asked to photograph it. But even this photo shoot was failed because at the time of transmission of the camera, the tourist lost his balance and fell from the cliff. Chance of surviving he was left, as it fell from a height of 40 meters, which is about 12 floors.
"The last selfie at the Taj Mahal"
The administration of the sights and monument of architectural art, the mausoleum-mosque Taj Mahal in India imposed a ban on selfie once in 2015, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist fell off a ladder while trying to take a picture of yourself. The tourist was taken with injuries to the hospital, but to do nothing could.
5, 2015 resident of UK, relaxed walking through the national Park of the Brecon Beacons with a selfie-stick. Also relaxed he wanted to photograph myself with the camera mounted on a selfie-stick. But for some reason he did not attach importance to the fact that at this time the weather was bad and very strong storm. As a result, in the raised up selfie stick was hit by lightning, the man died on the spot.
In fairness, though, it should say that on the same day in the national Park from lightning has killed one person, but without a selfie stick.
And finally, view a fun video about selfie:
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