Camera technology has come a long way since the days of the first black and white photo. In the modern era, cameras are smaller, more affordable, and found everywhere from phones to dashcams portable units mounted on helmets. More cameras mean more footage - and in the Internet age, that means even more surprising clips ready to view.
There have been some truly insane moments captured on helmet cams. Many of these videos were taken by extreme athletes, giving you all the thrills of skydiving or biking down a mountain without leaving the comfort of your couch. Some of this crazy helmet camera footage starts out normally, and turns extreme when something unexpected happens. From pulse-pounding races with avalanches to recordings of firefighters on the job, these real-life helmet cam videos share some of the most thrilling footage ever caught on tape.