In 2017, in another photo of the Grand Canyon, the couple had posted another warning, asking followers to be careful when standing at the edges of canyons or mountains and to be aware that wind gusts can be dangerous.

Their tragedy comes after several similar incidents of travellers falling to their deaths, some while taking selfies, even at Yosemite National Park itself. So far this year, 10 people have died in the park, six of whom had fallen.

The rise of selfie deaths is one of the troubling results of the rampant pressure to post the perfect photo on social media. And it’s especially dire in India, which held the dreadful distinction of recording the most selfie deaths in the world in 2016.

Feature image by Dave on Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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