Beneath the water at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest

Updated 0847 GMT (1647 HKT) July 28, 2017
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What's been going on above the water at the FINA World Championships in Budapest is only half the story ... MARTIN BUREAU/Getty Images
... by viewing the competition from the perspective of an underwater camera the event has an altogether more surreal feeling. Here Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo is pictured competing in the women's 100 meter freestyle semifinal. FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Half in, half out ... swimmers practice in the synchronized swimming free routine competition. FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Water polo has been described as like "rugby in the water," with Hungarian player Ádám Decker telling CNN: "We always hold the enemy, punch and kick." Here the Australia team huddle in this year's world championships. Adam Pretty/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Water polo's not the only sport in which players should brace themselves for a few bruises. FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images
Described as "ballet in the water," synchronized swimming can necessitate up to six hours a day of daily practice ... and a fair bit of time underwater. FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images
"The girls are having a lot of problems [underwater] as they are kicking each other," the Hungarian synchronized swimming team's head coach Natalia Tarasova told CNN Sport. FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images
This image shows Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri powering through the pool on his way to winning the men's 800m freestyle final. MARTIN BUREAU/Getty Images
Briton Adam Peaty has secured gold medals in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke competitions, breaking the world record twice in one day in the shorter distance. Here, an underwater camera takes a closer look at his "new kind of stroke." FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images
But Peaty isn't the only one making waves in Budapest ... FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images
Want more great photos from the ongoing World Aquatic Championships? Check out our best pictures from Budapest. Al Bello/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
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