Whimsical Photos Of Kids Underwater Capture The True Wonder Of Childhood

04/18/2014 02:20 pm ET | Updated Apr 18, 2014

Alix Martinez has photographed kids playing tennis, having tea, dancing and doing other activities -- all underwater. And the results are mesmerizing.

The children's photographer told The Huffington Post in an email that she used to take pictures of people swimming when she was in college, but after seeing photos taken from inside the pool and not just above ground, she wanted to do the same, but with kids.

"It just made sense to put the little ones in water," she said. "They are so happy in the water as well."

The project involves getting a little wet, but she says that seeing her images in families' homes makes it worth it. "I knew this was going to be my calling."

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