16 Perfectly-Timed Selfies Taken Right Before Disaster

Life can hit you fast and hard and that’s exactly what these people learned. You could be living your everyday life in utter monotony but then suddenly, the unexpected happens and messes it all up. Thankfully, everyone has a camera these days and the internet’s there to back it up. Check out these 50 heart-pounding images snapped moments before disaster strikes.

How’d He Land That?

Nigel Corner, was the flying driver from this crash of the Goodwood Revival of 1998. Luckily, he survived this brutal crash.  As one might imagine, he suffered several brutal injuries.  In an interview with Motor Sports Magazine, he said, “those old Ferraris are bloody strong, but if I’d been belted in I’d be a dead man now.” I guess this is the exception to the rule of not wearing a seatbelt.

Uh-Oh Cargo Overboard

This cargo ship came very close to capsizing altogether. While the ship’s captain was relieved that the ship didn’t tip over, he was disappointed to find out what happened to the cargo on the back of the ship. Unbelievably, eight of those large shipping containers ended up in the water. You might think that they would’ve lost more, but that’s still a lot of valuable product lost. You never know when disaster is going to strike next.

One Heck Of A Grand Finale

This pilot was flying at an air show and couldn’t get his ejection button to work until the very last possible second. Some even thought it was a part of the show, but quickly realized just how real it was when his thrusters shot him forward and he took a nasty landing. Luckily he didn’t suffer any injuries, but he didn’t expect to for things to go so terribly wrong so quickly. It was a traumatizing experience nevertheless.

Granny And The Gator

 

Grandma was just trolling around in the water getting ready to take a nice activity picture when the unthinkable happened. This alligator peeked his head up to give her a scare she’d never forget. Luckily, nobody was hurt, but moments after the picture was taken, she looked down and let out a scream so loud, that the alligator retreated.

Swimming With The Whales

Apparently, nobody told this whale that people aren’t that tasty. He seemed to be bored of his regular plankton and small crustaceans as he went after this diver’s foot. The whale let go almost immediately, but this diver was scared thereafter and called it quits with the ocean for a while.

Run! Gators!

These folks were on an airboat tour through the Everglades when it suddenly took on water and dumped everyone into the gator infested waters. Ironically, the tour guide was freaking out more than the passengers were, but that was probably  because he knew what the dangers actually were. They all made it out safely, but not before gators started approaching, sending everyone’s adrenaline levels through the roof!

 

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