In any other time in history, witnessing a disaster would fill us with feelings of empathy, fear, and discomfort.

It’s a very natural reaction to have; in fact, if we were respond to disaster in a way that revealed a total lack of concern, we would most likely be perceived as cold, callous and hard-hearted.

Or at least that’s the way it used to be before the age of social media. In this day and age, we are desperate to add a decent snap to our various social media pages, despite how morally questionable it might be. Think Logan Paul-esque videos which exploit tragedies without a second thought…

Yes, we’re so desperate for attention online that we will go as far as to take a picture in front of a disaster just to prove we were actually there when it happened.

Take a look at the ten most terrifying photos taken just moments before disaster:

Now without further ado, here are 18 photos casually taken in front of potentially fatal disasters. Brace yourself, for some of them are truly horrendous…

1. No one has ever been happier to see a fire

And the sunglasses add a nice finishing touch.

2. Is it worse that it’s her own car?

Never has she had a better profile picture…

3. They know the drill

Nothing shocks them anymore.