The content on social media platforms doesn’t always portray the locations accurately, setting unrealistic expectations and even luring tourists into trouble.
It’s not always “worth it for the 'gram”. People risk life, limb, and the environment for a selfie – and land managers can’t keep up.
We can learn a lot about avoiding and escaping this natural hazard by asking survivors what being caught in a rip is really like.
People have died taking selfies at cliffs, waterfalls and natural pools. We need to try a different approach to reducing the risk.