Chinese synchronized divers Aisen Chen and Yue Lin splash into the pool Monday, August 8, on their way to winning the Olympic gold medal in the 10-meter platform event. "I put my camera where I wanted, where I thought they were going to fall, and they fell right there," said photographer Al Bello, who is covering his 11th Olympics.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, competes in the 200-meter individual medley on Wednesday, August 10.
American Nathan Adrian swims the 100-meter freestyle on Tuesday, August 9. "It's a very time-consuming, tedious operation to get things correct," Bello said of underwater photography. "There's a lot of setup way, way, way ahead of time."
German divers Stephan Feck and Patrick Hausding compete in the 3-meter springboard final on Wednesday, August 10.
U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky blows away the field in the 400-meter freestyle on Sunday, August 7. She set a new world record in the process.