A woman has been caught on camera risking her life to lean over a 200-metre beauty spot in order to take a photograph, while her friends watched from a metre away.

Photographer Tyrone Campbell took pictures of the trio while walking along the Seven Sisters, a series of chalk sea cliffs on the South Downs, East Sussex, on Tuesday.

He said: "As a photographer, I must admit I do go to great lengths to take ‘that photo’ but my health and safety will always come first.

"As I was walking along the Seven Sisters on the South Downs, taking in the spectacular views, I saw what looked to be three young daring adults near the Cliff Edge in the distance.

"I looked around previously and had seen signs that mention the cliff edge but no cautions about falling rocks or landslides.

"I remembered our local Argus newspaper posting about this issue back in February, showing photos of huge volumes of rock that fell from the cliff around that area. Personally, I was well aware of the dangers especially around this time of year.

"Luckily one of the group waved back the fearless friend after the photographs were taken and carried on walking up the hill – excitingly showing the photos on the phone.

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"It makes me wonder… would you risk it for that angle?"

The coastguard regularly urges visitors to stay away from the 200-metre-tall cliff edge, which has been subjected to huge cliff falls in the past year, with the vast majority of them happening suddenly with no warning signs.

In August, a section cutting into the old path to the east of Belle tout lighthouse collapsed.

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