Nik Halik was climbing the Benbow volcano on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu, when he decided to click a quick picture with his smartphone, reported.

Although quick Instagram "Likes" may be ringing in Halik's mind, the quest for a hot selfie was indeed dangerous, according to his fellow traveller Bradley Ambrose.

Ambrose said the heat was staggering, and the toxic gases pumping out of the volcano proved difficult.

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