World's riskiest selfie-taker Angela Nikolau scales new heights in daredevil video video

Angela Nikolau is on top of the selfie world.
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Angela Nikolau is on top of the selfie world.

Afraid of heights? Time to look away.

Russian daredevil Angela Nikolau's love of a high-altitude snap sees her backflipping on the edge of skyscrapers and posing on precarious construction sites.

For her latest trick, Nikolau and her partner were filmed climbing a terrifyingly-tall crane in the Chinese city of Tianjin.

At 640 metres tall, it's part of the world's highest construction site, according to Travel Ticker, the company that took them there.

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Their daring escapade was filmed on a drone and body camera, but there wasn't much of a view from the top, thanks to a layer of cloud or smog blanketing the city below.

 

Бц Преображенский. #selfie ##roof #roof_top

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The video even bears a warning to others not to try to attempt similar climbs. "You might get hurt, arrested or fined," it says.

It's all in a day's work for Nikolau, who's become famous for her daring Instagram photos and videos, which include yoga moves on the edges of rooftops.

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She and her partner also recently scaled a Hong Kong bridge, with a giant selfie stick in hand to capture their conquest.

 

Tsing Ma bridge #hongkong #selfie #roof #rooftop

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

The 23-year-old is a self-taught photographer and "roofer" (meaning roof-climber, rather than someone who puts up roofs), according to profiles online.

She now travels the world, climbing tall buildings and capturing it all on camera.

But however impressive her feats might be, they come as the list of selfie-related deaths and misadventures grows.

Last year, a Romanian teen died after touching a live wire while trying to get a snap atop a train carriage, while a hiker in Britain was electrocuted when lightning hit his selfie stick, and a pilot crashed while taking a high-altitude selfie in the United States.

Earlier this year, a man in China was killed by a walrus while trying to take a photo, and an American man shot himself in the face while posing with a loaded gun.

 - Stuff

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