Adventure means different things to different people. For some it's a way of life, and for others a route to break the monotony of daily life. Either way, individuals in the photos below take the phrase "cheating death" to an unimaginable level.
Zheng Feng, an amateur climber takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, China.Reuters
Ever imagined that the lights installed on a giant Ferris wheel could be the handiwork of a worker who walked along the spokes without any safety gear to light it up or that the spotless view from your office window is courtesy a couple of risk-taking cleaners, rappelling the length of a building?
There are numerous people who put their lives on the edge to get their job done. However, there is also a section that's more than willing to cheat death by jumping from great heights and such.
A couple of years ago, an amateur climber took wedding photos with his wife while hanging off a cliff. A group of chefs, who were seated for their dinner together, were lifted to a considerable height by a crane in front of Cinquantenaire park in Brussels, Belgium. A tightrope walker walked the high wire over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Clearly, some things in the world are meant only for the brave-hearted.
A journalist stands in the 'Step into the Void' installation during a press visit at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak in the French Alps.Reuters
Christoffe Jonin of the FF Blue Sky Team jumps out of a helicopter with a parachute, 1,300 meters above Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) and the city of Geneva, Switzerland.Reuters
Cleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, above the Houses of Parliament, in central London.Reuters
An adrenaline junkie enjoys a bungee jump.Reuters
A worker installs lights while standing on a Ferris wheel at a fair in Mumbai, India.Reuters
U.S. Air Force para-rescuemen leap from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter.Reuters
A window cleaner passes a lighter to his colleague while rappelling from a new building in Tianjin, China.Reuters
A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Reuters
Visitors stand on a skywalk extending out over the Grand Canyon in this view on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona.Reuters
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walks the high wire from the U.S. side to the Canadian side over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada.Reuters
Cooks pose before a toast at an event known as "Dinner in the Sky" as they are seated around a table that is lifted by a crane in front of Cinquantenaire park in Brussels, Belgium.Reuters
A man, his wife and their child use a zip-line to cross the Nujiang River in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, China.Reuters
Damian Jorren of Germany walks on a slackline during a show at Shenxianju, China.Reuters