130 Unnerving Photos To Make You Realize You’re Afraid Of Heights

130 Unnerving Photos To Make You Realize You’re Afraid Of Heights

As you may suspect, fear of heights is one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia. It's considered to be a type of anxiety disorder when a person experiences intense fear and anxiety when they think of tall heights or are positioned at a significant height. Acrophobia often manifests as an irrational fear and it happens when a person is not particularly high up.

So let me just tell you this post is an informal test to see if your gut is capable of handling extreme ledges and intense highs. Think of climbers, adventurers and thrill seekers who live for the feeling of getting above the clouds. Maybe you’re one of them? Let us know in the comments!

#1 Ledge Photo

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#2 Standing On The Edge Of The World - Mt. Huashan, China

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#3 Learning To Fly....

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#4 40 Story Spiral Staircase

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#5 Painters On The Then Tallest Building In The World, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926

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#6 Shasta Dam

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#7 Hell No

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#8 The Ledge In Chicago

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#9 [oc] Bigwall Climbing & Extreme Aerials

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#10 Anyone Afraid Of Heights?

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#11 Thanks God Ledge - Yosemite

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#12 Not The Highest Tower I’ve Climbed But Thought This Was A Cool Picture

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#13 I Climbed The Oklahoma City Silos This Week

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#14 Climbers Resting On Mountainside In Yosemite

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#15 Approaching An Iceberg In The Arctic - Sailing

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#16 One False Move... The Eiger Summit Ridge, Switzerland

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#17 Edge Of Angel’s Landing

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#18 A Moist, Steep Staircase In India

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#19 Matt Bush Hanging Five On The First Freesolo Ascent Of 'Heaven On Earth'. Photo By Micky Wiswedel

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#20 Yukon Striker - Hell Yeah!

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#21 I Have Free Climbed Trees Since 2015. Photo: Mavic Pro. Height: 18 Meters

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#22 /U/Intertim's GF Doing A Handstand On The Side Of Mt Huashan, China

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#23 Highline Above Yosemite Valley

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#24 At The Top Of A Tower Somewhere In Russia

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#25 Ukrainian Skywalkers - 116 Meters Up

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#26 Looking Down At Rio De Janeiro

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#27 On The Ridge Of Großglockner, Austria

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#28 Jumping Rope Over The City

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#29 Mountain Overlook

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#30 The View Of The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse From Atop The Suspension Cabling, 1940

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#31 Working Above The Clouds

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#32 Taken From My iPhone Over The Edge Of A Cruise Ship

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#33 I Know They Have Nine Lives But This Is Stretching It

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#34 Us Highline Record Broken At 1km — Moab, Ut

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#35 Friend Posted This To Facebook With The Caption, "Craziest Place I've Hung My Hammock"

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#36 Doing A Backflip At Trolltunga, Norway

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#37 Oh You Know, Just Holding Another Plane. In Mid-Air

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#38 Got On The Roof Of A 60 Story Building In Miami Just So We Can Take A Few Interesting Pictures

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#39 X-Post From Pics. Tallest Building In The World

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#40 Extreme Unicycling

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#41 My Buddy Snapped A Few While We Rigged A Show At The Tacoma Dome In Tacoma, Wa

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#42 Russian Daredevil Kirill Oreshkin

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#43 On The Shanghai Tower

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#44 Lonnie Bissonnette Jumping Off The New River Gorge Bridge

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#45 I’ve Been Told By Employers That My Current Linkedin Photo Makes Them Nervous

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#46 Getting Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed Is Not An Option

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#47 When Your Realtor May Have Overstated The "Minimalist Balcony" Feature

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#48 No

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#49 Back In My Day.... Wait, What's A Harness?

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#50 My Brother Climbing In Rio De Janeiro

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#51 Jumping Off A Cliff In Crater Lake Np

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#52 Skydiving Into 'Burning Man'. Black Rock Desert, Nevada

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#53 Alain Robert Rock Climbing

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#54 Rappelling A 400’ (120m) Waterfall In The Grand Canyon

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#55 Bear Grylls Enjoying A Nice Meal At 25,000 Feet

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#56 The International Highline Meeting In Monte Piana, In The Northern Italian Alps By Balazs Mohai

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#57 Zhangjiajie Platform In China

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#58 Mustang Wanted Hangs From A Moscow Skyscraper

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#59 Cleaning The Antenna Of The Empire State Building - Vincent Laforet

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#60 Five Men On The Wilshire Grand Center Tower, Los Angeles

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#61 Wolfgang Güllich Free Climbing In Yosemite

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#62 Alain Robert Climbing Burj Khalifa (Tallest Building In The World)

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#63 Close To The Edge. "Thank God Ledge", Half Dome

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#64 Photographing My Friend In An Abandoned Theme Park

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#65 A Filming Jib

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#66 Returning From The Top Of Machu Picchu

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#67 Imagine Standing Up After Taking This Picture...

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#68 Welcome To How Did We Get Here?

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#69 Don't Slip

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#70 Seriously? What A Place For A Photo Shoot!

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#71 Why? Why Would Anyone Do This?

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#72 A Picture Of Me And My Best Friend Jumping From The Tigne Point Bridge In Malta

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#73 Snapped A Pic Of My Kid Doing His First Climb At The Toren Here In Groningen

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#74 Seattle From An Airplane. (Me, January 2022)

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#75 Just Before The Leap. It Was Creepy How Completely Silent It Was

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#76 Rappelling In Arches National Park

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#77 Started Free Climbing 2 Years Ago Now! Photo From My Most Recent Tower Crane Climb. So Peaceful Watching The City Sleep

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#78 Cliff-Hanging Is A Regular Activity Around Here - Oc

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#79 247 Foot Free Fall In A Massive Underground Waterfall!

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#80 Me Slacklining Across The Birthday Gap In Arches National Park, Utah

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#81 A Man Walks On A Slackline During The 7th Edition Of The European “Marmotte Highline Project” (Mhp) Festival In Lans-En-Vercors, Near Grenoble, Eastern France

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#82 93ft Double Gainer Off Havasu Falls, Az

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#83 Cape Town's Best "Hang Out" Spot

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#84 Somewhere In Austria

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#85 Standing On The Summit Of The Pixie Stick In Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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#86 1488 Ft Drop...angel's Landing And A Daring Friend

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#87 Russian Climbs A Tower Crane Near Russky Island

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#88 "The Big Hang" On Poda Island, Krabi, Thailand

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#89 Maybe Not Be Much, But Gave Me A Bit Of A Kick

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#90 750 Feet Up The Four Seasons In Miami

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#91 Felix Baumgartner Preparing To Base Jump Off Christ The Redeemer In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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#92 Tommy Caldwell Climbing Interlaken In The Clouds

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#93 Times Square

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#94 Planking A Radio Tower

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#95 Very High Five

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#96 This Hurts To Look At

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#97 A Brave New York City Ironworker, 1980

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#98 Norway I'd Do This Again

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#99 1400 Ft Above New York City

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#100 I Leaned Over The Roof Of A Skyscraper To Capture This Reflection Of NYC At Night

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#101 1,466 Ft From The Nevada Desert Ground On The Tallest Structure In The State

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#102 Worth It?

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#103 I Think I'll Just Slide Out Onto The Shoulders...

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#104 I'd Love To See Central Park One Day, Just From Ground Level Instead...

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#105 Bathroom With Glass Floor Over Abandoned Elevator Shaft. Why????

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#106 I Forgot My Skis

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#107 Absolutely Not!

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#108 Salina Turda Salt Mine In Romania

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#109 Empire State Building Elevator Shaft Exhibit

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#110 Really Tough To Look Down... (Tranda Dhank, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India - Once Connected To Rampur Bushair, The Main Entry Point To Tibet)

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#111 Climbing At Night Is Peaceful, But The Abyss Is Always Waiting

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#112 Big Ben

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#113 This Made Me Extremely Nervous

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#114 On The Edge 1400 Feet Above Central Park

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#115 It's Not Thaaat High

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#116 Guoliang Tunnel Road - Never Gonna!...

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#117 Is This To High For You?

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#118 Open Elevator Shaft, Only A Metal Grate Holding Him From Falling 32 Floors Down

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#119 These Stairs Are Bonkers. Island Of St. Helena

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#120 Big Rap Off The Truck This Morning

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#121 Had Some Down Time At Work Today So I Decided To Take A Few Pictures

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#122 The Grand Canyon From My Airplane View

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#123 Oscar Lozada Over The Dubai Coastline

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#124 Ouray, Co Via Ferrata Sky Ladder

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#125 Working On Cellphone Towers, At About 300 Ft

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#126 It May Not Be Much But It's My Day Job Cleaning Windows (40 Foot Ladder Fully Extended)

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#127 Doing Some Low-Voltage Install Work At A New Hotel

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#128 I Took This While At The Cliffs Of Moher

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#129 I Looked Over The Edge Of A Building In NYC And Saw This Crazy Reflection

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#130 Split, Croatia. This Is Me. I Was Chilling On The Marine And Saw Some Kids Jumping From Here. Automatically I Approach Them, They Were 13 Years Old. Still, With No Knowledge Of English, We Understood Each Other And I Followed Them. Seemed Too High For Me But Sh*t, They Were 13, I Couldn't Step Down

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