Pretty scuba girls capture incredible underwater selfies with turtles, sharks and exotic fish
These snap happy scuba girls have taken the selfie stick to new depths – by taking a series of extraordinary underwater photos with exotic sea life.
While selfie sticks may be recent fad, pretty divers Margo Sanchez and Stephanie Adamson have been snapping photos of marine animals for the best part of a decade.
The intrepid divers from San Diego, California, have made it their life mission to travel the world to take snaps with everything from turtles, puffer fish to sting rays and baby squid.
But despite having travelled as far afield as Papua New Guinea, the Maldives and Virgin Islands to take these incredible photos, the selfie stick is only a recent edition to their trips.
Before the selfie stick, the co-owners of California-based diving school Scuba Girls, seldom took pictures of themselves underwater with the animals as the equipment wasn’t available.
But with the ability to use a GoPro camera from an extended vantage point, the diving instructors now take every opportunity they can to take selfies with underwater animals.
Margo said: “Since Stephanie and I were always taking photos and videos of each other, the challenge was often finding a way to get the photographer in the photos too.
“Several years ago we started using GoPro cameras.
“With these small cameras we started to find ways to get into the photo even when they were taking the shot – hence the selfie.
“Because we had to stretch out our arm to take the selfie, it was still a challenge getting the surrounding sea life and the photographer in the shot.
“Then one day a company made the selfie stick – and everything changed.”
Although most of the marine life they comes into contact with are harmless, the girls still have to have their wits about them when approaching dangerous animals such as lionfish, sting rays, sharks and eels.
Stephanie said: “We have to be very careful and respectful with different sea life.
“There are some creatures that sting or bite, and some sea life is delicate and can be injured if not treated with caution.
“Having the extendable pole most often allows the animal a comfortable distance from the photographer while being photographed.
“But yes, it can be an adrenaline rush, no doubt about that.”
To see more of the Scuba Girl’s incredible sea life selfies, you can find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hugsandhappydiving.