Hideomi Takahashi, who fell victim to the eruption of Mount Ontake, took this selfie four minutes before the initial eruption of the volcanic mountain in central Japan. The unexpected eruption took his life.

More than 50 people died that day. The volcano, a popular hiking spot, erupted without warning on Sept. 27 in the country’s deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.


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Takahashi’s final photo was uploaded by his friend on twitter.