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Tom Daley takes selfies to another level with mid-air diving photos

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Selfies are so common today it can be difficult for them to stand out – enter Olympic medal-winning diver Tom Daley.

The Team GB star has taken to the diving board at the London Aquatics Centre armed with the new HTC U11 to capture a new take on the selfie.

Tom Daley takes a selfie mid dive
(HTC)

The U11 houses what HTC calls Edge Sense technology, meaning users can squeeze the sides of the phone in order to take a selfie – a feature the Olympic star took advantage of to capture images of himself in mid-air.

One squeeze launches the camera app when the phone is locked, with a second taking a photo.

Luckily, the smartphone is also water resistant, meaning it survived the drop into the pool too.

Tom Daley diving selfie
(HTC)

Daley’s efforts are believed to be the first time a selfie has been captured during a reverse rotation gainer dive, which sees a diver carry out a backwards somersault while still moving forward.

“I love taking a selfie, so when the challenge arose to try and take one, and capture myself mid-dive, I obviously jumped at the chance,” Daley said of his attempts.

Tom Daley diving selfie
(HTC)

It took a few attempts to perfect my dive, but after a few belly flops I got there.

“I have to say the final photos are easily some of my favourite diving shots ever.”

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