Extreme Selfie Atop Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil

A selfie is completely justified if it captures a special moment … with Jesus … and also a sweeping vista of Rio de Janeiro. 

That’s the logic that motivated Lee Thompson’s snapshot atop the 124-foot Christ the Redeemer statue, which stands at the peak of Brazil’s 2,300-foot Corcovado Mountain and offers a more breathtaking view than your average bathroom mirror. (Sorry, selfie-takers, but it’s true.) 

“As I popped my head out of the hole in Jesus’s crown, I was in total and utter awe as my eyes met with a vast panorama that quite literally took my breath away,” Thompson wrote in a blog post. “Talk about a religious experience!” 


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