Divers may look graceful while they're soaring and tumbling through the air, but get up close and you can see the pain and concentration etched on their faces.

These photos were taken at the 2014 Fina Diving World Series in Dubai, where Britain's Tom Daley finished just outside the medals, coming fourth. Russia's Victor Minibaev took gold – and he gets our award for the funniest diving face, too.

Victor Minibaev
Victor Minibaev of Russia diving in the Men's 10m Platform finalGetty
Tom Daley of Great Britain dives in the Mens 10m Platform final
Tom Daley of Great Britain dives in the Men's 10m Platform finalGetty
Oleksandr Bondar of Ukraine dives in the Mens 10m Platform semi final
Oleksandr Bondar of Ukraine dives in the Men's 10m Platform semi finalGetty
Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia dives in the Womens 10m Platform final
Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia dives in the Women's 10m Platform finalGetty
Stephan Feck and Patrick Hausding
Stephan Feck and Patrick Hausding of Germany dive in the Men's 3m Synchro Springboard FinalGetty
David Boudia and Troy Dumais of the USA dive in the Mens 3m Synchro Springboard Final
David Boudia and Troy Dumais of the USA dive in the Men's 3m Synchro Springboard FinalGetty
Rebbecca Gallantree of Great Britain dives in the Womens 3m Springboard final
Rebecca Gallantree of Great Britain dives in the Women's 3m Springboard finalGetty
Maicol Verzotto of Italy dives in the Mens 10m Platform semi final
Maicol Verzotto of Italy dives in the Men's 10m Platform semi finalGetty
Jahir Ocampo of Mexico dives in the Mens 3m Springboard semi final
Jahir Ocampo of Mexico dives in the Men's 3m Springboard semi finalGetty
Huixia Liu of China dives in the Womens 10m Platform final
Huixia Liu of China dives in the Women's 10m Platform finalGetty
Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain dives in the Mens 10m Platform semi final
Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain dives in the Men's 10m Platform semi finalGetty
Oleksandr Bondar of Ukraine dives in the Mens 10m Platform final
Oleksandr Bondar of Ukraine dives in the Men's 10m Platform finalGetty