Only a very intrepid self would take such a selfie. (via The Flash Pack)
Another victory for GoPro cameras this morning—a photographer and tour organizer used one to take this dizzying selfie at the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lee Thompson, co-founder of a group tour company called the Flash Pack, was in Brazil to cover the World Cup. He managed to convince the Brazil tourist board to let him and his friend climb to the top of the iconic statue to take a vertigo-inducing selfie.
"With the assistance of two high-wire workmen, (and armed with Go Pro cameras) we entered through scaffolding mounted on the feet and crawled in circles up 12 flights of rickety stairs that seemed to get narrower with every step," writes Thompson on The Flash Pack website. They then emerged onto the head of the statue to take the photo you see above.