Daredevil takes dizzying selfies from the top of skyscrapers around the world

These astonishing photos of Russian 23-year-old Angelina Nikolau's sky-high catwalk show have turned her into a social media sensation. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
These astonishing photos of Russian 23-year-old Angelina Nikolau's sky-high catwalk show have turned her into a social media sensation. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

These astonishing photos of a thrill-seeker's sky-high catwalk show have turned her into a social media sensation.

Daredevil Angelina Nikolau, 23, from Russia, has spent weeks travelling around China and Hong Kong, in addition to her hometown of Moscow, to take her most recent jaw-dropping self portraits from hundreds of feet above the ground.

But it's not just selfies, she also has fellow skyscraper-wandering friends photograph her clambering up tall buildings. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
But it's not just selfies, she also has fellow skyscraper-wandering friends photograph her clambering up tall buildings. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

But it's not just selfies, she also has fellow skyscraper-wandering friends photograph her performing vertigo-inducing gymnastic stunts just inches from the edge of some of the world's tallest buildings, the Daily Mail reports.

Here, clad in jeans, she takes a rest on a stretch of scafolding  overlooking a very long drop down to the city of Moscow. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
Here, clad in jeans, she takes a rest on a stretch of scafolding overlooking a very long drop down to the city of Moscow. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

Angelina is described by Russian media as "self-taught photographer, adventurer and roofer from Moscow."

Roofing - also known as rooftopping - is where people get as close as possible to the edge of a skyscraper's highest point to take photos.

Angelina's dizzying combination of good looks, high-fashion poses and sheer nerve have won her an army of fans from around the world and nearly 90,000 Instagram followers.

Angelina is described by Russian media as a "self-taught photographer, adventurer and roofer from Moscow." Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
Angelina is described by Russian media as a "self-taught photographer, adventurer and roofer from Moscow." Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

One snap of her relaxing in shorts and a top as she sunbathes just inches away from a sheer drop to the ground is captioned: "Enjoy every moment."

One snap of her relaxing in shorts and a top as she sunbathes just inches away from a sheer drop to the ground is captioned, "Enjoy every moment". Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
One snap of her relaxing in shorts and a top as she sunbathes just inches away from a sheer drop to the ground is captioned, "Enjoy every moment". Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

In another - as she stands on another rooftop ledge in a billowing dress - she says: "My life will never be the same again." Take one step forward and you'll be right about that.

Others on the account show her dancing on top of a building overlooking the Kremlin in her home town.

She is often found performing vertigo-inducing gymnastic stunts just inches from the edge of roofs, seen here in Moscow. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
She is often found performing vertigo-inducing gymnastic stunts just inches from the edge of roofs, seen here in Moscow. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

Another shows her posing in front of a cityscape at night as she stands precariously balanced on a guard rail.

One Russian social media user identified as "nataliamnagles" said: "I seriously don't get how this girl does this."

Angelina's dizzying combination of good looks, high-fashion poses  and sheer nerve  have won her an army of fans and nearly 90,000 Instagram followers. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram
Angelina's dizzying combination of good looks, high-fashion poses and sheer nerve have won her an army of fans and nearly 90,000 Instagram followers. Photo / Angela Nikolau Instagram

But another - "just-joslyn" - added: "Please stop doing this you're influencing others and you might get hurt. You're too young and pretty. It's not worth your life."

Стелла на парке победы.

A photo posted by Angela Nikolau (@angela_nikolau) on

- Daily Mail

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