Tourists take cheeky snaps at Great Southern landmarks

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Cheeky tourists are taking risque selfies at landmarks across the Great Southern region.

While Bluff Knoll, WA’s second highest peak, has earned the moniker ‘Buff Knoll’ for a growing number of hikers celebrating by stripping off, the trend has spread to other spots.

Topless or naked selfies at The Gap and Treetop Walk in Walpole have also been posted social media.

Albany man Ethan Banks once posed atop Bluff Knoll for a nude selfie.

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The 24-year-old completed the climb for the first time with Albany mates Mason Finlay and Bronson Slebos.

“We were just at the top and thought it would be funny to get a naked photo,” he said. “It was fun.”

Mr Banks said they braved wet, windy and very cold conditions to bare all for a few minutes and went unnoticed by 10 other hikers, who were busy taking photographs of the vista.He said he knew others who had gone buff on the bluff.

“A couple of my workmates have done it,” he said.

“Two of my mates took a guitar up there and were playing the guitar in the nick apparently.”

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