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Man Got Into Water With Feeding Bears To Take An Impressive Selfie, Putting Himself At Great Risk

Date August 17, 2018 18:31

With the rise of social media platforms, selfies, photos, and videos are inescapable. Often, to impress their followers and friends, people go to extremes, posing beside wide animals, playing chicken with oncoming trains, or perching themselves on cliffs.

Unfortunately, some of these cases lead to tragedies, such as injuries or deaths. In the years 2014-2016, almost 50 people lost their lives while attempting to make an impressive photo and video. And while this topic receives a fair amount of coverage, there are still those who put themselves at risk.

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On August 9, a camera in Katmai National Park & Preserve, Brooks Camp, Alaska, caught a man in cargo shorts wading into the water to take photos of multiple bears. The animals were actively feeding on fish.

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Putting his life at risk, he even turned his back to them at some point to make a selfie. As if it was not enough, he then got closer to the beasts to make another picture. Luckily, the bears were too busy catching salmon to pay attention to him.

As it turned out, the man, along with two other visitors, entered the closed area and violated the park’s regulations. They now face charges for that. As superintendent Mark Sturm said:

People need to recognize that these are wild brown bears. These visitors are lucky that they escaped the situation without injury.

But not all cases end well

Not long ago, a Pakistani teenager drowned while recording a video near a fast flowing water. By doing so, he wanted to prove his uncle he was not afraid of water.

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No matter how cool a video, selfie, or photograph would look, remember that safety comes first and don’t risk your life in a bid to be more popular.

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