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Death-defying selfie gallery from daredevils across globe

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These daredevil travelers have scaled some of the world’s tallest buildings, plunged to the bottom of the deepest oceans, and even come face-to-face with dangerous animals.

They’ve made sure they immortalized each heart-stopping moment with a cheeky selfie.

The adventurous explorers have snapped themselves in shark-infested waters, at the side of an active volcano, atop a Hong Kong skyscraper surrounded by toxic smog, and even perched on the top of iconic Rio statue of Christ the Redeemer. (Caters News)

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Aaron Gekoski took a dangerous selfie while diving with the sharks at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Nik Halik tries to get the perfect hot selfie in Benbow Volcano, Ambrym Island. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Ervin Punkar using a selfie stick to take a photo from the very top of the 600-foot TV tower in Tartu, Estonia. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Cinzia Osele Bismarck with the moon jellyfish at Ras Mohammed National Park in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Kim Wolhuters touching noses with a wild hyena in the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Andrej Ciesielski on top of the Hong Kong skyscraper surrounded by toxic smog. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Andy taking a selfie with the crocodile at Banco Chinchorro, off southeast Mexico. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Thiago Correa on top of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Norwegian F-16 fighter pilot during a mission in the cold-response exercise in northern Norway. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Jakub Vlk in a glider soaring above Benesov Airport. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

A woman standing on train tracks to take a dangerous selfie in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Alexander Remnov uses a selfie stick to capture a unique view of the Hong Kong skyline. (Photo: Caters News Agency)