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Woman captures ‘near-death experience’ as she films insane selfie footage during a tsunami

Ben Thompson

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Woman captures ‘near-death experience’ as she films insane selfie footage during a tsunami

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

There's not much that people won't do to catch a perfect picture.

In this digital age, everybody has a camera in their phone and feels at liberty to use wherever and whenever they want.

Sometimes this photographer spirit comes at a cost to themselves.

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This woman's tsunami selfie left the internet in shock. Credit: Twitter
This woman's tsunami selfie left the internet in shock. Credit: Twitter

One woman exemplified this perfectly when she filmed herself as a tsunami approached the shore behind her.

As other people fled for safety, she continued to smile at the camera.

Ultimately, she ended up getting swept under the water and rushed along into some tree branches.

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But fear not, dear reader, for she managed to keep a hold of the selfie stick that was holding her phone.

Now that's professionalism.

At one point, a fellow tsunami enthusiast has to step in to retrieve her camera before she drops it.


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I should note that they helped keep the phone safe, whilst letting her thrash about in the water - priorities.

Needless to say, this is not something anybody should try at home - should you have a tsunami on standby.

When the insane footage made its way to X, formerly known as Twitter, people had a lot to say.

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Well, wouldn't you?

The video was shared alongside the tweet, "A selfie during a Tsunami is INSANE."

Another user remarked: "[I've] Never seen someone enjoy a near death experience like this since the white man creating sky diving."

Now that I think about it, some people do like doing some pretty hair raising stuff - yet can be scared of spicy food.

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Needless to say, things took a turn for the worse when the water hit. Credit: Twitter
Needless to say, things took a turn for the worse when the water hit. Credit: Twitter

Another person spoke for us all when they tweeted: "I everyday wonder how it is possible that human race is not yet extinct after seeing these things."

I would love to argue that point and dispute it, but I just saw somebody filming themselves during an approaching tsunami.

So, fair.

Some others took a more appreciative approach, as one person branded it the 'bravest selfie' that they'd ever seen.

I'm not quite sure what one would have to do to qualify for that title.

Another Twitter user wrote: "A+ for getting 'the shot' and protecting gear and life."

I would caution to say it'd be a F for common sense, safety and survival instincts.

Another person came in with a groaner of a dad joke, so prepare yourself.

"I mean every woman wants to capture the day they were swept off their feet."

Ba dum dum, tssh.

Are you hearing crickets where you are? Because, same.

Topics: News, Weather, Weird, World News, Twitter, Social Media

Ben Thompson
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