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Man Mauled During Paid Photo Op with Black Leopard in ‘Backyard Zoo’

A man in South Florida was mauled by a black leopard after he paid $150 for a "full-contact experience" with the big cat in what is being described as a "backyard zoo." The experience was supposed to include playing with the leopard, rubbing its belly, and taking pictures... instead the man has had to undergo multiple surgeries.

Couple Swept Into the Ocean During Wedding Shoot in Laguna Beach

A couple in Laguna Beach, CA got more than they bargained for during what should have been a beautiful wedding shoot on the coast. During the shoot, a rogue literally swept the couple off their feet and into the ocean, where lifeguards had to come to their rescue.

72-Year-Old Woman Gored by Bison in Yellowstone While Taking Pictures

A 72-year-old woman was gored several times by a wild bison in Yellowstone National Park last week after she allegedly got within 10 feet of the animal "multiple times" in order to take its picture. The incident is under investigation, but the park is taking this opportunity to remind campers to always keep a safe distance when photographing wildlife.

Tourist Posing for Photo Gets Blasted Off Rock by Huge Crashing Wave

A tourist visiting Bali just received a scare while posing for a photo at a popular spot known as "Devil’s Tears." While standing on the edge of a cliff, a gigantic wave crashed against the rock and blasted the woman off her feet. The frightening incident was captured in a video that's now going viral in China.

Newlyweds Barely Avoid Falling Tree Branch in Wedding Video

Wedding photography can be unpredictable, and it's the job of the photographer to keep shooting through unforeseen challenges. Photographer Freddy Hernandez was shooting video of a couple in Wisconsin last weekend when there was a loud crack. When they looked up, they saw a large tree branch plummeting down at them.

Man Climbs NASCAR Fence for Closeup Photos of Racecars

During the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend, one fan apparently decided that his camera wasn't close enough to the action, so he decided to climb the 30-foot-tall+ catch fence for ultra-close up photos of racecars speeding by below him.

Deputy Who Shot Photog ‘Reasonably’ Thought Tripod Was Gun: Lawyers

In September 2017, an Ohio newspaper photojournalist was shot by a deputy at a traffic stop when a tripod was mistaken for a gun. Now lawyers are arguing that the deputy "reasonably" believed that the tripod was a gun and that the photographer's "negligence" may have led to the shooting. The state has also decided that the deputy won't face any charges for the incident.

Drone Pilot Dive Bombs Passenger Jet

A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone "dive bombing" a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above.

Rally Car Hits Photographer Standing on Outside of Corner

Photographer David LeClair was photographing rally car racing at Sno*Drift Rally in Michigan last Friday when one of the rally cars lost control, slid off the road, and violently slammed into LeClair, sending the photographer flying. The whole incident was caught on camera (warning: the video shows an injury accident).

Camera Battery Explodes at Airport, Sparking Panic

Orlando International Airport received a scare yesterday when some travelers heard what appeared to be a loud gunshot. After the commotion had settled down, it turns out that one person's lithium ion camera battery had exploded.