PHOTOS: The 34th Annual Mermaid Parade

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">Participants march on the boardwalk during the 34th Annual Mermaid Parade, Saturday, June 18, 2016, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP)</span></div>
A sea of colorful costumes filled Coney Island Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade.

Mermaids, mermen and sea creatures took to Surf Avenue for the iconic parade.

Founders say the parade is an opportunity for self expression and to celebrate seaside culture.
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