Sadly, though I would think the danger is pretty obvious, we should probably add "erupting volcanoes" to the risky selfie list.
The Japanese volcano Mount Ontake is a popular destination for hikers. It erupted in September of this year and claimed 57 lives, with six more people still unaccounted for. It was the country's deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.
As rescuers searched for survivors, several hikers' bodies were discovered - and most of them were clutching their phones. Those phones revealed that shortly before they died, hikers were taking selfies and other photos with the approaching ash cloud.
One victim's widow has released her husband's photos taken shortly before his death.
Hiromi Noguchi told The Guardian, “This is an amazing photo. But I wish he had fled instead of taking pictures. I’d rather have him back,” she said of her husband, Izumi. “I hope to hike up there someday, perhaps 10 years later. I want to see what my husband saw.”
Construction company employee Izumi Noguchi, 59, was climbing alone on the day of the eruption. His compact camera was banged up, but the memory chip inside was undamaged and contained the photos below.