1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New Years Day - Polar Bear Dip

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by TerraS, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. TerraS

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,648

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I was trying to find something interesting to do on New Years Day. I heard on the news that there was a polar bear dip. I thought that was strange because there are obviously no polar bears in southern Ontario! Apparently it is when a group of people run into Lake Ontario wearing only swim suits in the middle of winter! Anyway, it sounded like a photo opportunity and a nice walk, so I went along to see. Here are the photos.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. TerraS

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,648

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Conclusive proof that Canadian's are nuts eh?

    Now I am saying 'eh?' at the end of everything! Awesome!
     
  3. Richard T

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2003

    Posts: 3,212

    Location: Right here, right now!

    yep totally... raving...

    looks damn cold!
     
  4. cyKey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,814

    Location: Nr. Liverpewl

    I think the horizon needs levelling on the 2nd to last one :)
     
  5. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,424

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    ok those people are....crazy? hyperthermia comes to mind
     
  6. wez130

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 11,066

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    they do a similar thing up in Redcar in the North East on new years day morning, a load of people run and jump into the freezing North Sea.

    Some good photos there though :)
     
  7. JimmyEatWorms

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 May 2003

    Posts: 4,686

    Location: Londinium

    Edinburgh too (well South Queensferry really). The annual "Loony Dook" in the river Forth has been going for 20 years now. Never seen the attraction myself :D
     
  8. TerraS

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,648

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    It's an optical illusion. ;)
     
  9. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,882

    Location: Inverness

    WHY are they smiling??!!
     
  10. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,322

    Girls in swimsuits in the cold.... thats the attraction for me.
     
  11. morgan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,587

    looks a bit nippy to me :)
     
  12. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,424

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    lmao i was waiting for some 1 to say that
     
  13. Joe T

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,725

    Location: Northampton

    That kind of activity needs a "small parts warning" imo ;)

    Good shots there mate. :)
     
  14. Zheka

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,206

    Location: UK, West Sussex

    Nuts. But must be a lot of fun. In Russia some people dive in rivers in -20-40 degrees cold... The closet I came to this was jumping in the snow after a "banya" (russian wet sauna) and pouring a bucket of cold water on myself. Actualy it felt very hot after :D
    Good photos, they make me smile :)