20 Final Photos Taken Before Tragedy Struck

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Tragedy always happens at the moment you less expects and only photos have the unique ability to capture the startling instant. These pictures will give a prelude to the disaster that will come next.

Let’s check these eerie pictures that capture that seconds before the unfortunate victims realize the danger that you will face where even their lives are at risk.

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1 – Duck’s Bite

Ducks are animals that nobody could think that can cause any harm but that doesn’t stop them from being blighters when they want to. Besides, people should be careful about using their fingers in front of some animals because they can look a bit like worms. This photo is an example that animals should be treated with care.

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2 – Seconds Before Tiger’s Attack

This man was visiting New Delhi’s zoo and he wanted to see the rare white tiger closer, so he climbed to the enclosure to have the best view. Although he was warned to stop doing so, he ignored the warnings, and eventually, he fell and the tiger cornered him. While zookeepers tried everything to distract the feline, the tiger grabbed the unfortunate visitor by the neck to carry to his den where he killed him.

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3 – The Goat Strikes Back

Perhaps this one would not end in tragedy but in a bit of pain for this unaware girl. Some people have goats as pets in their homes but this photo is an example of why most people still prefer to have only cats or dogs in their houses.

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4 – A Tragic Fall

Robert Overacker wanted to make a Jet Ski stunt over Niagara Falls, when, unfortunately, his parachute failed to open then leading to a fatal landing. He died at Greater Niagara General Hospital one hour after this pic was taken.

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5 – The Last Farewell

Paul Walker will be always remembered for leading role in the film “Fast and Furious” in 2001. Sadly, he died when he boarded this Porsche Carrera GT as co-pilot. Seconds later, that car crashed into a tree at high speed. This is the last photo of Paul alive.

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6 – A Fortunate Ejection

This jet pilot is very fortunate to be alive! He managed to activate the ejection mechanism right before his jet crashed in front of a shocked audience during an air show. He must feel like the luckiest guy on the planet.

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7 – An Eerie Encounter

This photo was taken in New Jersey by a hiker that was walking a trail and saw a black bear. Tragically, the bear attacked the hiker few minutes after this pic was taken. This is a tragic example that the best thing to do is to avoid to travel alone in a bear territory. But if you spot a bear, just back away slowly, keep your eyes on the animal during the entire moment, and talk slowly to notice your presence. In case of an attack, just be aggressive, fight back for your life and keep watching its eyes and nose.

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8 – A Mortal Jump

Pavel Kashin was a famous stuntman who recorded several of his stunts. In this opportunity, he tried to do a backflip on the edge of a 16-floor building. Although he completed the backflip, sadly, he slipped his foot on his landing and suffered a tragic fall that leads him to his death.

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9 – Not Surfing Alone

Seth Mead was surfing as always when one day he was just lounging on his board and fell into the water but there was one small detail: he was not alone. A shark was lurking in the area at that moment and bit Seth’s leg. Luckily, he managed to escape alive with some wounds.

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10 – A Tragic Parade

This is the last photo of the President John F. Kennedy alive. Tragically, JFK and his wife were sat in an open top car while they were saluting people in a caravan in Dallas, Texas, when suddenly, the President was deadly shot by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963.

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11 – Final Destination

This is the last photo of the USA figure skating team before going to the World Figure Skating Championship in Prague. The Boeing 707 crashed during its trajectory from New York to Belgium, where all passengers (73 people) died tragically in 1961.

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12 – A Very Lucky Granny

This elder woman was posing to take a picture without noticing that a big crocodile was observing her. Incredibly, the huge reptile decided to retreat peacefully without harming the woman. This granny is one of the luckiest people alive!

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13 – The Last Autographs

John Lennon is one of the most famous icons in the rock scene. In this photo, the British singer and songwriter is seen signing some autographs for his fans before noticing that were his very last autographs to sign. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman, the man in the background. Very scary indeed.

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14 – Their Last Flight

This is the last photo of St. Louis’ mayor while he was sitting with other politicians before they took a test flight on a military plane that fatally crashed in 1943.

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15 – Climbers’ Last Stop

This is the last known photo of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine at the Mount Everest base camp in 1924 before they went missing. According to some reports, the climbers were seen for last time on the North East Ridge.

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16 – The Beginning of A Long Tragic Day

This photo was taken seconds before the United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.

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17 – A Brave Teacher Who Did Not Fear Death

William “Dave” Sanders was a brave teacher that warned students in the cafeteria that a shooting was happening at Columbine High School in 1999. Thanks to his warning, hundreds of students could escape without any harm. Sadly, this fearless teacher was one of the victims of the infamous “Columbine Shooting.”

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18 – An Absurd Decision

This woman jumped into a polar bear enclosure in a German zoo. She started to swim toward the polar bears but as soon she was within their reach, one of the bears bitten on her arms, legs, and then mauled her into their territory.

The Zookeepers managed to distract the bear as she managed to escape to the edge enclosure where she was taken by the staff and rushed to the hospital. As we aforementioned, please DO NOT try to get closer to animals on the zoo. This was an act of big stupidity.

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19 – His Last Stop

James Dean was a youth icon of the 1950s. This photo was taken when he stopped at a gas station for fuel his car, “Little Bastard.” Hours later, he crashed and tragically died while he was driving it. This is how the legend of the “Curse” of James Dean’s car became a part of America’s modern culture myths.

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20 – Facing A Virus Outbreak

This photo shows the nurse Mayinga N’Seka with two of her colleagues during the first outbreak of Ebola in 1976. Sadly, this pic was taken several days before she died after being infected with the mortal virus. Fortunately, the outbreak was confined to one village killing 280 deaths but avoiding a world pandemic.

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