Would you risk your life to take the perfect photograph?

With huge waves crashing into the Cobb in Lyme Regis, these reckless snappers came close to being overpowered by the sea.

Photographer Simon Emmett watched the drama unfold as he took pictures of high tide - from a safe distance - and couldn’t believe what he saw.

“Every photographer wants that one shot and a majority of the time they not only risk their own lives but other people around them,” said Simon.

“I was up on Ware Cliffs photographing the high tide when I saw two people pop their heads up and then this figure just casually walked along the actual top of the Cobb as if it was a summer’s day. I thought they would stop half way along the wall but this one figure just carried on to the actual bend where the waves were crashing over into the harbour.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I seriously thought they were going to get knocked off as several waves hit the person. The scary thing was they were so fixed on the end of the Cobb that they didn’t care about what was going on behind them.

“Unfortunately we see this a lot down on the Cobb, from wave dodgers to photographers.”

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat manager, Nick Marks, said it was ‘incredibly dangerous’ to walk along the Cobb wall during stormy conditions. “We would encourage people not to do it, to be sensible and to respect their own lives,” he said.