Always be careful when doing a photo shoot on the edge of the ocean. This 20-second video shows what can happen in the blink of an eye.
The woman, Rosangela de Silva, was on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week when she decided to do a mermaid pose for some photos on one of the large rocks.
“On a beach day, I decided to take a photograph on a rock that I found gorgeous,” De Silva tells ViralHog. “While I was posing, he started to scream about the wave, and it really took me by surprise.”
Although the choppy waves appeared to be staying below the rock, one large and powerful wave came in and nearly swept De Silva off the rock. Thankfully she managed to hang on, but her now-viral video (which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times online) now serves as a warning about the dangers of doing photo shoots on ocean rocks (especially when waters are choppy and unpredictable).