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25 Terrifying Death Defying Photography, Shocking Photos You Need to See

There was a place in time when the camera never lied but these awe inspiring danger photos will make you wonder, yet these death defying photos are all real, see them all


We all have a fear of something in life and many of us have a fear of heights. Perhaps the fear is of flying. Or of being eaten by a shark, or bitten by a tiny but deadly black widow spider. Fear is a normal human emotion that the vast majority of us can suppress when needed.

Occasionally people might need professional help to conquer their demons. Particularly if the demon in question is a necessary evil. A aspiring pilot who fears the sky or a racing car driver afraid to go too fast. Or a mountaineer afraid to look down. These are all natural and understandable fears in life. Yet in some professions they have to be overcome.

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On the flip side there are those persons who thrive on danger and risk and do their utmost to capture the moment on film or more recently on social media platforms such as Instagram. Thrill seekers such as Russian model Viki Odintcova, 23, who was held up only by the hand of a male assistant as she leaned out into just thin air perched at the top of the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai, UAE.

Russian model Viki Odintcova
Russian model Viki Odintcova in Dubai danger pose : Credit Alexander Mavrin

Why you may ask would any sane person do such a thing? Simply it seems in a bid to get the perfect Instagram shot for her many social media followers.

Today we’ll be looking at a series of death defying photographs taken from astonishing heights and beautiful places. You will most certainly explore these images and wonder whether the risk of injury or death is ultimately worth the prize picture. Yet the thrill seekers show no sign of abating their wonder lust for the perfect death defying photo.

Terrifying Death Defying Photography Around the World

Most people don’t have the guts to mountain climb, but these people seem to have no fear at all. These death defying photos showcase amazing photos taken in various parts of the world. After looking at these photos you can’t deny there’s something terrifying yet beautiful in them!

Chilling out on a cliff top
Chilling out on a cliff top

Swinging in the wind
Swinging in the wind

Just relaxing with my back to the wall
Just relaxing with my back to the wall

Don't look down
Don’t look down

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If this shelf looks thin to you, then yes it is...
If this shelf looks thin to you, then yes it is…

Hopefully this was never three in a bed.
Hopefully this was never three in a bed.

Chilly heights, not for the faint heated.
Chilly heights, not for the faint heated.

Just a little off the top of the trees if you please.
Just a little off the top of the trees if you please.

One can always change ones mind!
One can always change ones mind!

Take a extra minute if you need to scratch anywhere.
Take a extra minute if you need to scratch anywhere.

In this death defying photography the young female acrobat looks very confident indeed,
In this death defying photography the young female acrobat looks very confident indeed,

Just keep pedalling
Just keep pedalling

Peekaboo, next corner ok.
Peekaboo, next corner ok.

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Now this could be a trick of the camera or they could simply be on a really steep cliff, you decide.

James Bond anyone?
James Bond anyone?

This rope burn could be epic.
This rope burn could be epic.

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Almost halfway, one of those occasions when you don’t give a hoot for the scenery.

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Hopefully from the angle he only has 2 metres to go?

When hotels go truly epic
When hotels go truly epic. See more like this in our amazing places feature on hotel designs of the world.

Good balance is everything in life.
Good balance is everything in life.

You just keep me hanging on.
You just keep me hanging on.

Not sure I could sleep easy here.
Not sure I could sleep easy here.

I'd want to know what this was made of first.
I’d want to know what this was made of first.

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One of the safest death defying photos on this feature post but I’d still not want to wobble.

A bridge too far perhaps?
A bridge too far perhaps?


Death Defying Photos : Final Thought


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There is no doubt that all these examples of death defying photography from around the world are best viewed firmly from the comfort of a safe home sofa. We do not recommend that you try and emulate any of these dangerous real world examples unless you are fully trained and/or one hell of an attention seeker. Stay safe in the big wide world out there.

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