Man Takes Divine Selfie, Has 'Religious Experience'

PHOTO: Lee Thompson of the travel company The Flash Pack is seen on top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

If you thought your last Instagram was impressive, you have to see the latest snapshots from adventure-seeking photographer Lee Thompson.

Ostensibly touring Brazil to cover the upcoming World Cup in Rio De Janeiro, Thompson and a colleague sought special permission from Brazilian authorities to climb to the top of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue "and take some seriously vertigo-inducing photographs."

According to Thompson, a GoPro camera and two high-wire workmen made the stunning selfie possible.

In his account of the experience on TheFlashPack.co.uk, Thompson said, "As I popped my head out of the hole in Jesus' crown, I was in total and utter awe as my eyes met with a vast panorama that quite literally took my breath away. Talk about a religious experience! I've never been afraid of heights or tight spaces, but experiencing acrophobia, claustrophobia and profound awe at the same time was something truly remarkable."

No filter, indeed.

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