Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are here to stay, and the honest truth is that you've most likely taken one yourself. While they range from cute to annoying and even downright aggravating (we're looking at you, duckfacers), we searched to find some worthwhile, life-affirming selfies that simply scream #adventure.
Mud river ride (above)
Rafa Ortiz takes a ride in a wild river, one that appears to have as much mud as water! Hopefully he doesn't get any of that sludge up his nose. By the way, nice air guitar pose, Rafa!
Reggie Bush's sky scare
Kiter Brandon Scheid is a selfie-master. For this one, he strung his GoPro up on his kite lines for an aerial view of a Caribbean island.
Surfing — or flying?
Kite "foiling" is all the rage in kiteboarding right now. A specialized fin lifts the board out of the water and over the chop, offering up some of the smoothest rides one can get on the water. Brandon Scheid again, this time in Maui, Hawaii.
Time for a drink
On top of the world
Chuck Patterson is no Kate Winslet — in fact, he's much more awesome. When he's not skiing giant waves at Jaws, he's positioning himself on the prow of incredible sailboats in the South Pacific. Lucky guy.
Sliding with style
Colleen Carrol is a kick-ass kiteboarder, as this GoPro kiteline-mount selfie clearly illustrates. Balance, power and a lovely selfie composition — this isn't your standard bathroom mirror shot.
A new perspective on kayaking
Looking at the long glide
Horacio Llorens is mostly an acrobatic and freestyle pilot, but he's no stranger to adventure, either. He and fellow pilot Tom de Dorlodot flew across Colombia earlier this year.
King of the castle
As we mentioned earlier, Horacio Llorens and friends had an epic flying day swooping above the Peyrepertuse Castle in the French Pyrenees. This shot makes us wanna call Mr. Llorens the King.
Downhill biking is a blast, and even more fun with friends. Andi Tillmann scores the selfie (and his friend's bum) during a high-speed ripper.