This Russian woman snaps the most dangerous, but stunning, selfies

Taking selfies isn't all fun and games. Sure, there are those cute pictures with friends standing together with one pal always flashing the "peace" sign. But there is a dark side to the selfie world where some people seem compelled to put their life in danger for a picture. There was the guy who took a selfie with a rattlesnake and ended up in the hospital with a life threatening bite. Who can forget the woman who fell to her death while snapping a selfie, or the Indian teen who thought it would be cool to pose with a gun. Most of these escapades had a deadly result.

Still, there are some people who put themselves at risk over and over again in order to get a spectacular selfie. Take Angela Nikolau. With her photographer partner Ivan Kuznetsov, the pair have created some of the most stunning selfies. Scaling tall buildings is not a problem for them, and while just getting to some of these locations is dangerous enough, Nikolau doesn't simply sit and pose for a picture.

Nikolau will risk her life by walking on a tall narrow ledge in a long flowing dress. One misstep and it is all over. She also will do a back-bend from a location where one slip can be deadly. Viewers love to see her take chances. Her Instagram account now numbers 224,000 followers. Earlier this year, she climbed the world's tallest construction site, an achievement that was captured on the video at the top of this story.

We would like our readers to stay in one piece. Taking these selfies is something that Nikolau has obviously trained for, so don't try any of these risky selfies yourself. Be content with the photos you take with your friends, "peace" sign and all.

source:  @angela_nikolau via NDTV



1. Unordinary unregistered

7 flavors of stupid

7. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yep. They'll probably fall on some poor, unsuspecting passer-by, too.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I agree, some people just ask for bad s**t to happen to them smh!

25. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

the guy that clicked the second pic was on more risk than her... see him standing on the right edge

26. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, my first thought though was that they used a drone.

27. TerryTerius unregistered

Eh. While thrillseeking isn't my thing, to each their own. I don't really understand the people actively wishing for her to be injured.

31. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

She's being played up as a badass while men who would do such things are pretty much lambasted all around (seen this s**t on sites like IG and FB).

40. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Lol ...

38. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Lol, more like vanity is her drive. "Look at me, I love attention w0ring for them views on my insta," until sh*t goes horribly wrong and dumbass kills herself.

41. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

at least you misogynistic generation wont call her a "w***e", "slut" etc etc. kuddos to her.

43. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This is the phenomenon called mob mentality.

34. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Most of the snaps aren't even anythingnnew as models have done high up ledge shots in those poses before. Of course it won't stop people for calling her a 'badass' for doing it because woman.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"RIP" coming soon.

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

poor smartphone :-/

3. spasticpat

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 18, 2012


4. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Let's all convince TechieXP to participate in this hobby ASAP.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is that the best you can do. Since you wanna wish I die, what you gonna do when Karma bites you in the ass? It could be you who ends up dead. Think about it. How about you do this yourself. After all maybe trolls need to die. After sll.yourw willing to die for a.stupod greedy corporation who doesnt give a crap about you. Wishing something bad to happen to someone, because they don't shsre your kiss-@$$ opinion is thr lowest you csn stoop you turd? Be careful what you wish for fool.

16. Fona13A unregistered

Look if you're going to give someone the satisfaction of a reply, try to type more legibly.

17. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I never wished for anything bad to happen to you. Learn how to read and proofread, fool.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If I was him, I'd demand you show everyone how it's done first ;-)

21. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Thats a little uncalled for


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

The fine line between genius and stupidity!.

35. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

How is genious? Hell how he f**k is she "trained" for this s**t? Women getting lauded while men either are called idiots for doing such things (as I was and not given opportunities for my endeavors) or are ungeard of because it was their job to climb those things during the construction.

8. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I only see 1 selfie

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I was just going to point that out. If these are selfies I'm going to claim that in every picture of me as a newborn baby I was taking selfies at 1 day old.

32. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, a lot of this is disingenuous but of course she will be getting job opportunities from this s**t (as i've seen from women like her in past years like the road rash queen).

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To start she isnt even original there were 2 guys who shot a video climbing tbis building and thr crane already. Eventually we will read about her going splat. I dont understand the need to risk your life for clicks

12. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

The only thing I'm impressed by is her level of stupidity.

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Really? She contorts pretty good. But if she does fall, let's hope a Pokémon Go player breaks her fall ;-)

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