A travel blogger who fell to her death alongside her husband while apparently taking selfies on a cliff edge had previously warned tourists against attempting to capture dangerous photographs.
Rangers at Yosemite National Park in California found the bodies of Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy around 800 feet below Taft Point, where visitors can gaze over an unguarded cliff face.
Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told reporters on Tuesday the pair had set up a tripod close to the sheer ledge shortly before they apparently fell.
Park visitors later saw the camera and alerted rangers, who found the Indian couple’s bodies using high-powered binoculars last Thursday.
Viswanath, 29, a software engineer who had recently moved to work in San Jose, and Meenakshi, 30, who had ambitions of becoming a full-time blogger, were said to be “travel obsessed”.
In an Instagram post, Moorthy had previously warned her readers of the dangers of attempting to take photographs in potentially life-threatening situations, sharing an image of herself perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon.
“A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???” she wrote. “Is our life just worth one photo?”
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source for the Indian story;skynews.