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08/27/2014 03:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Selfie Makes Us Tremble With Fear, But We Can't Look Away

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Kids, don't try this at home! For that matter, no one should try this anywhere!

Photographer Daniel Lau has put a dizzying spin on extreme selfies, capturing this dazzling (albeit terrifying) view of Hong Kong from atop a skyscraper. The shot was snapped at 1,135 feet above the city. Talk about high art!

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Lau's selfie is actually an Instagram video, recorded with the help of a "selfie stick." According to ITV, Lau was accompanied by fellow photographers and friends Andrew Tso and A.S. as he perched on the top of The Centre, Hong Kong's fifth-tallest building.

For some perspective, here's a photo of the Hong Kong skyline, with The Centre illuminated in pink (left):

the centre skyscraper hong kong

Extreme selfies have been taken at higher heights than Lau's. For example, Russian daredevil Alexander Remnev recently scaled the Princess Tower in Dubai -- the largest residential building in the world, with an incredible height of 1,350 feet -- to snap one of his own. But Lau's vertigo-inducing camerawork sets his selfie video apart from many of the stills that came before it.

That being said, we don't recommend anyone try this on their own. Seriously.

h/t Pixable

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