Girls cling to each other for dear life as huge wave crashes around them on edge of pier
These thrill-seeking girls literally cling on to each other for dear life as a huge wave crashes and breaks around them.
The dramatic scene took place on Easter Monday at Castlerock in Northern Ireland as the pair stood perilously close to the edge of the pier.
Photographer Tam Mullen captured the moment from the beach as the two hugged each other tight around a lamp post to stop themselves being knock into the ocean.
The couple cling on to each other for dear life as a huge wave crashes and breaks around them on a pier at Castlerock in Northern Ireland
Luckily, the girls were not swept into the sea and escaped drenched but otherwise happy.
Mullen, 29, from Belfast, said: 'I was shooting surfing photos at the time and every so often a rogue wave would strike the pier and break with the impact.
'When I saw this wave I snapped a picture of the spray and I was surprised to see these two people running away from the wave.
'I'm not sure if they knew quite how huge the wave was going to be. They weren't harmed at all - but it looked like they got absolutely soaked.'
Luckily, the pair were not swept into the sea and escaped drenched but otherwise happy