We all know that mermaids are mythical creatures, Bahamas-based photographer Elena Kalis decided to take a set of underwater portraits showing her advertures as a mermaid. She channeled her inner mermaid and spent her days with her daughter exploring underwater caves and observing marine wildlife.

A Mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.

Elena started her photography journey seven years ago, she features many models as well as her teenage daughter. Sacha, her daughter, has always loved the water. She loves sharing the water with an array of marines animals like dolphins, stingrays, turtles and even sharks!

Enjoy these inspiring 14 Mother’s Photos of A Mermaid’s Adventures!

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All photos courtesy of Elena Kalis
14 Mother's Photos of A Mermaid's Adventures
14 Mother's Photos of A Mermaid's Adventures

14 Mother's Photos of A Mermaid's Adventures
14 Mother's Photos of A Mermaid's AdventuresElena Kalis: Stingrays
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