When we get to adulthood we have a tendency to hold our noses, cover our eyes with goggles and plug our ears when we go underwater.
But it's a different story for babies. They have a gag reflex, and being submerged reminds them of being in the womb, meaning when they go under water they look utterly at peace。
'Up to around six months they have a gag reflex which means they hold their breath automatically,' says underwater photographer Lucy Ray。
Lucy, 33, who founded her brand new company Starfish Underwater Photography, takes pictures of the confident waterbabies, capturing a brief moment as they explore an underwater world。
The babies have been attending swimming lessons for a while before the shoot in order to get comfortable with swimming and being submerged。
'At the shoot, the parents says the baby's name, then says 'ready, swim!' and then the baby is submerged,' says Lucy。
Lucy Ray, from Greenwich, was a Fleet Street news photographer before embarking on her new career taking photos of children swimming。