A photographer has captured the incredible moment a newborn baby was carried from the Red Sea in Egypt after a Russian tourist travelled to the resort town of Dahab in order to give birth in the water.
Hadia Hosny el Said captured the images from the balcony of her uncle’s apartment in Dahab, north of Sharm El Sheikh showing the new father emerging from the ocean helping to carry his newborn.
After the birth the placenta was placed into a bowl before the baby was carried from the water with the umbilical cord still attached.
The birth was apparently planned because the couple were accompanied by a doctor who reportedly specializes in water births.
The mother was wearing just a bikini when she entered the water followed by her husband and the doctor and she appeared to have an easy labour.
She emerged from the sea moments after her husband, looking as if she had just been for a swim, before being reunited with her child on the beach.
The mother’s identity has not been revealed nor has the condition of the child though both appeared happy and healthy after the delivery.
Another child was waiting on the beach before greeting the new arrival with the mother joining a short time after in a touching family moment.
Comments on social media, after Hadia posted the pictures on Facebook and they went viral, praised the beauty and the ease of the water birth.