An unbeatable selfie?

London photographer, Lee Thompson, has stunned the world with his dedication to taking the world’s best selfie.

Lee believes he has now captured the “unbeatable selfie”, after snapping a pic at the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer statue.

Lee filmed his 25 minute climb up the inside of the 38m high monument, which sits atop Brazil’s 700m high Corcovado mountain.

The photographer was in Rio de Janeiro, covering the World Cup and convinced the Brazilian Tourist Board to allow him and a colleague to climb the statue.

The two men, along with two high-wire workmen, entered through scaffolding on the statue’s feet and then crawled in circles up 12 flights of rickety stairs in darkness.

Lee says it felt like the stairs were getting “narrower with every step” before they finally reached the small compartment in the statue’s shoulder.

He then used a rope to pull himself up the smooth soapstone into the head of the statue where he opened the hatch to the outside.

Lee describes the view from the top as incredible and says that it was the most fun selfie he has ever taken and one of his favourite photos ever.

Article written by  D Mulhern



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jman
7 years ago

but first let me take a selfe

Jacob
7 years ago

SELFIE… 🙂

DR SWEET STUFF
7 years ago

That sounds fun

mayfair
7 years ago

id love to do that because I like selfies and I like high places and rio

Maddie
Maddie
7 years ago

wow, that is a cool selfie 😀
but i know what would be cooler… IF AN ASTRONAUT TOOK A SELFIE ON THE
MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!

hastings
hastings
7 years ago

That is AWESOME but CRAZY at the same time.That is just freaking OUT OF THIS WORLD i hope lee has a great time and will do that sort of thing in another crazy place.WICKED DUDE

bailster
bailster
7 years ago

that would be amazing to climb and I TOATALY think that IS the best selfie I have ever seen!!!!!

Luke!
Luke!
7 years ago

selfie selfie selfie

Mckay
7 years ago

Wow cool so cool

theman
theman
7 years ago

wow

shaelin the man
7 years ago

that looks high

ilikesubway@subway
7 years ago

LOL epic selfie
😉

tis
tis
7 years ago

Amazing selfie!!!

kdgjbtf
7 years ago

cool my teacher used this for a question and i got it rifgt yeah so i got a chocolate

Anonymous
7 years ago

AWESOME SELFIE

Peace Girl
Peace Girl
7 years ago

i would love to do that!!
it would be awesome!!

raetihi
raetihi
7 years ago

that is a high selfie

stjoseph
stjoseph
7 years ago

That is soooooo cool but first let me take a selfie

tana
7 years ago

that soooooooo cool wish i could do that

jess ross
7 years ago

WOW that is soooooooooo cool i cant believe this has been done

halfmoon
halfmoon
7 years ago

you must of been soooooo high taking that selfe

Bye bye
Bye bye
7 years ago

Woah cool and scary at the same time!

PROF. YUMMY
PROF. YUMMY
7 years ago

ULTIMATE SELFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flightdeck2014
Flightdeck2014
7 years ago

what if he fell?

Toffee Apple
7 years ago

Incredible just amazing 🙂

ross
ross
7 years ago

Im gonna go to rio Awesome:)

Sarah
Sarah
7 years ago

What if he fell and #AmazingSelfie #Iwanttodothat #LeeThompsomisincrdible

westburn
westburn
7 years ago

no way!!!!! =)

Death305
7 years ago

If I was up there I would be like nope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

ross
ross
7 years ago

SELFIE 🙂

stjoseph
stjoseph
7 years ago

So cooooool. 🙂 😉 🙂 😉 I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT!!!!! =D

mellons
mellons
6 years ago

wow!!! awesome!!
=)

FOOTBALL STAR
FOOTBALL STAR
6 years ago

Oh my gosh I can’t believe it

tehepicduck
tehepicduck
6 years ago

Epic SELFIE!!

Bandit500
5 years ago

that is a pretty good veiw

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