Wildlife selfies are a bad idea, as these gingerbread cookies illustrate

CNET | 12/20/2019 | Staff
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And that’s the way the cookie crumbles...⁣ ⁣ We like selfies. We also like it when your trip to a national park is a fun, safe, and memorable experience! When capturing the perfect image or selfie, be a smart photographer.⁣ ⁣ 📷 Animals may appear to be calm and docile but are unpredictable and can easily be startled. Use a zoom lens on your camera. If you are close enough to take a selfie, you are wayyyy too close...gingerly back away.⁣ ⁣ 📷 We get it---national parks have some pretty photogenic scenery, but do not put your life at risk for a picture. Stick to the trails and boardwalks. Use extra caution and watch your step. Keep your eyes on the trail and not your camera while walking.⁣ ⁣ 📷 If a photo opportunity catches your eye while driving, pull over to a safe location to capture the shot. Distracted driving puts you and others at risk. Remember to look both ways for oncoming traffic before crossing the road.⁣ ⁣ #FindYourPark #KeepSafetyInThePicture #selfie #cookie #gingerbread

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Nature is metal, and so is this gingerbread cookie diorama.

The US National Park Service wants to take a bite out of bad selfie behavior. The agency is trying to reinforce good photo etiquette and decided gingerbread cookies would be the way to convince us all to stay a safe distance away from wildlife.

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"Use a zoom lens on your camera," the NPS tweeted on Friday. "If you are close enough to take a selfie with wildlife, you are wayyyy too close ... gingerly back away."

This holiday season, #KeepSafetyInThePicture!

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The agency set the scene with photos showing a gingerbread man posing for a selfie with two bison. The next image...
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