Dancing underwater

Synchronized swimming competitors from around the world are gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for the 2017 FINA World Championships. Whether competing solo or in pairs, these men and women turn in underwater performances that are beautiful and surreal. (Yahoo News)

Photography by Michael Dalder

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Joana Betzabe Jiminez Garcia competes

Joana Betzabe Jiminez Garcia of Mexico competes in the synchronized Women’s Solo Technical Final at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 15, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Yon Hae Min competes

Yon Hae Min of North Korea competes in the synchronized Women’s Solo Technical Final at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 15, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Linda Cerruti competes

Linda Cerruti of Italy competes in the synchronized Women’s Solo Technical Final at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 15, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Rene Robert Prevost and Isabelle Rampling compete

Rene Robert Prevost and Isabelle Rampling of Canada compete in the synchronized Mixed Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 15, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Anna Voloshyna competes

Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Jacqueline Simoneau competes

Jacqueline Simoneau of Canada competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau compete

Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau of Canada compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Jacqueline Simoneau competes

Jacqueline Simoneau of Canada competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Charlotte Tremble and Laura Tremble of France compete

Charlotte Tremble and Laura Tremble of France compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Camila Maria Arregui competes

Camila Maria Arregui of Argentina competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Yukiko Inui and Mai Nakamura compete

Yukiko Inui and Mai Nakamura of Japan compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Michelle Zimmer competes

Michelle Zimmer of Germany competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Anna-Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri compete

Anna-Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri of Austria compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Hristina Damyanova and Daniela Bozadzhieva compete

Hristina Damyanova and Daniela Bozadzhieva of Bulgaria compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Carysney Garcia competes

Carysney Garcia of Cuba competes in the synchronized Solo Technical Women Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Evangelina Papazoglou and Evangelina Platanioti compete

Evangelina Papazoglou and Evangelina Platanioti of Greece compete in the synchronized Women’s Duet Technical Preliminary at the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in, Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

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