The Scourge of the Selfie

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I took this at Lipan Point at the easternmost end of the Grand Canyon one December morning. It exemplifies what I call the “scourge of the selfie.” Over the past few years I’ve watched countless people who don’t appear to travel to see someplace new, but to take their picture taken, usually with a selfie stick. They pay scant attention to the sights.

Yes, I’ve taken selfies, but I don’t put national parks or famous landmarks in them. If I want a photo of the Grand Canyon, I take photos of the Grand Canyon. Obviously, you don’t need to see me in the photo to know I was there.

Mario DennisOpinion