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






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TCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 22: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Sasha Kutsenko of the UK dives from the 28 metre platform at the Copenhagen Opera House during the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 22, 2013 at Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Balazs Gardi/Red Bull via Getty Images)

14 Mouti

PLA ROCHELLE, FRANCE - MAY 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Hassan Mouti of France dives from the 27.5 metre platform on the Saint Nicolas Tower during the first stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on May 25, 2013 at La Rochelle, France. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)

11 Kohl

BONIFACIO, FRANCE, JUNE 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Alain Kohl of Luxembourg dives from the 27 metre platform during the first of seven stops of the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 23, 2012 in Bonifacio, Corsica, France. (Photo by Dean Treml/HO/Getty Images)

12 Shabotenko

BONIFACIO, FRANCE, JUNE 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Anatoliy Shabotenko of the Ukraine dives from the 27 metre platform during the first of seven stops of the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 23, 2012 in Bonifacio, Corsica, France. (Photo by Romina Amato/HO/Getty Images)

9 Kolanus

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)

10 andy jones

PBOSTON - AUGUST 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by Red Bull, Andy Jones of the USA dives from the 26.5 meter platform on the Institute of Contemporary Art building during the sixth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on August 20, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

10 Cowen

mPONTA DELGADA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Mat Cowen of the UK dives 27 metres from the cliff face during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 28, 2013 at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)

8 LoBue

oPONTA DELGADA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Steven LoBue of the USA dives 27 metres from the cliff face during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 28, 2013 at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

7 Colturi

qCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, David Colturi of the USA dives from the 28-metre platform at the Copenhagen Opera House during the second practice session of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 21, 2013 at Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

5 Aldridge

qCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Blake Aldridge of the United Kingdom dives from the 28-metre platform at the Copenhagen Opera House during the first round of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 21, 2013 at Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

6 Navratil

äMALCESINE, ITALY - JULY 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Michal Navratil (L) of the Czech Republic catches the bouquet from the "bride" Laura Spina (C) as "groom" Michael Piringer (R) looks on from a 24 metre balcony at Scaliger Castle during a shoot for a video production in the build up to the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on July 21, 2011 in Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

4 Paredes

qPONTA DELGADA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives from the 27 metre platform during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 28, 2013 at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)

3 Duque

XLA ROCHELLE, FRANCE - MAY 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Orlando Duque of Colombia dives from the 27.5 metre platform on the Saint Nicolas Tower during the first stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on May 25, 2013 at La Rochelle, France. (Photo by Vincent Curutchet/Red Bull via Getty Images)

1 Silchenko

SCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 22: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Artem Silchenko of Russia dives from the 28 metre platform at the Copenhagen Opera House during the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 22, 2013 at Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

2 Hunt

kPONTA DELGADA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Gary Hunt of the UK dives 27 metres from the cliff face during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 28, 2013 at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

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