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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Kris Kolanus of Poland competes during the Red Bull Cliff Diving qualifying round in the Hawkesbury River on January 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Incredible images of the world's top 15 cliff divers

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series made its third stop this weekend in Azores, Portugal. Take a look at some of the most stunning diving images of the top 15 cliff divers.

The competition will follow the traditional

high diving format and is a mix of the rules from FINA and HDA. Divers

hand in their four planned dives the day before the first day of

competition – dives shall consist of two required dives of a fixed

degree of difficulty of 3.8 and two optional dives assigned a degree of

difficulty computed from the HDA (High Diving Alliance) table – and are

scored by five high-diving judges.
— Information via Red Bull Cliff Diving © Red Bull GmbH