See Vertigo-Inspiring Photos From Instagram's "Rooftopping" Selfie Daredevil

Don't try this at home, kids.

Many Instagram travel photographers will go to lengths to get shots that will rack up the hearts: For instance, they might take dozens of nearly identical selfies until they get the perfect shot — public humiliation aside — or they might even schlep around the world with a boatload of photo gear. But few go to such great lengths — or more specifically, heights — as Angela Nikolau.

She's a Moscow-based photographer who's on-board with the so-called "rooftopping" trend; if it's not self evident, rooftoppers are fearless and usually fame-seeking photographers who summit roofs (often illegally) to get crazy dramatic shots. And Nikolau's photos demonstrate daredevil feats around the world. Exhibit A: this video of her doing gymnastics on a Hong Kong rooftop:

#hongkong #rooftop #roof #selfie #girl #gimnastic #yoga #china #acrobatics

A video posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

Or this shot of her perched perilously close to the edge:

#hongkong #rooftop #roof #selfie #girl #china #Гонконг #urban #beautiful #art #building #city

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

This selfie stick deserves a medal for valor.

Tsing Ma bridge #hongkong #selfie #roof #rooftop

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

Oh you know, just casually tanning at death-defying heights...

Enjoy every moment #hongkong #girl #rooftop #roof By @beerkus

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

This one is giving us vicarious vertigo.

Spire selfie #china #rooftop #roof #tianjin

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

The air quality is hardly the most urgent of the concerns in this shot.

Just hanging out in Moscow.

#roof #roof_top #moscow #urbandecay #urban #moscowcity By @kirill_oreshkin_official

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

[Chewing fingernails into bits.]

Бц Преображенский. #selfie ##roof #roof_top

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

We'll take a pass on trying this at home... but we're glad we get to admire the feats from afar!

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