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Man who took 'one in a million photo' reassured people concerned about what happened next

Man who took 'one in a million photo' reassured people concerned about what happened next

He'd been hiking at Cavehill in Belfast

A man in Belfast set tongues wagging back in 2018 after capturing and sharing an incredible photo that viewers are still dubbing a 'one in a million' shot.

Gavin Best had been out walking at Cavehill in the Northern Irish capital at the end of summer when he thought the view looked Instagrammable enough to take a series of snaps.

After all, who doesn't love to upload a scenic shot of a plush city skyline to their Story, only to pray your followers reply with a congregation of heart-eye emojis?

Anyway, while enjoying his hike, Gavin believed it the perfect time to capture the across the plush green hill upon which he stood, paired with the clear daytime sky and bustling city below.

There's no doubt, it's a pretty impressive shot.

It wasn't until much later, however, that Gavin noticed an element to his photograph that took him by surprise.

Many eagle-eyed viewers spotting a person jumping on a clifftop with his arms and legs spread apart.

But what's the big deal, you might ask? Many social media users are already familiar with the technique where people jump up in the air to take a picture.

What has people startled, however, is that Gavin seemed to have accidentally managed to pull this off from a big distance away.

The shot was taken on a bright and clear day.

It's perhaps the longest distance photo bombing in history.

Zooming in even more reveals that the person in the background is, in fact, perfectly suspended from the ground. Talk about perfect timing, eh?

However, the shot led some people - likely unfamiliar with the social media trend - to express concern about the safety of the person in the distance.

One user tweeted: "Was he trying to jump off the cliff?!"

While another said: "Did they jump, or were they pushed?"

And someone else asked: "Is that person landing or taking off?"

Admittedly, with a estimated 368m height, jumping off would be a cause for concern.

However, Gavin tried to reassure people that all was well at the scenic spot.

He tweeted: "In response to the handful of suggestions that the person might've been jumping *off* the cliff, can I reassure you that the next couple of photos, taken moments later, showed 2 or 3 people up there."

This person jumping in the air caused some concern online.

Responding to another concerned person, he reiterated again: "Don't worry - the next couple of photos showed people up there."

I bet he didn't anticipate that response when he first uploaded the snap.

Best first shared the picture on X (Twitter) back in 2018, writing: "Took this photo a few days ago. Just spotted something in the distance and zoomed in. How's that for coincidental timing?"

The photo was taken on top of Cavehill which Gavin described as 'quite a yomp' to get to.

All the same, it seems pretty clear that with views like that so close to the city, it would be more than worth the yomp to the top.

And indeed, as the person in the distance demonstrates, it's also worth jumping for joy about.

Featured Image Credit: X / @bestgav

Topics: Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Ireland