What can cause a person to climb in the icy water in the middle of winter? Are they fools ? but who wants to swim? there is plenty of more things to see and feel. Have a look of the madness.
The Orthodox take faithful bath in the baptism for the tradition, “Berlin seals” (Berliner Seehunde) do it for the sake of improvement, and the Dutch just to have fun …
2. Brave swimmers swimming in the Dutch North Sea, January 1, 2011 in Scheveningen. This New Year swim is attended by more than 10,000. (Photo By Jasper Juinen)
3. “Berlin seals” in the icy waters of Lake Oranke in Berlin, 25 December 2010. ( By Michael Gottschalk)
4. Belarusian religious – bath on Epiphany in Minsk on January 19, 2010. (By Alexey Gromov)
5. “Berlin seals” in the icy waters of Lake Oranke in Berlin, 25 December 2010. (Photo by Michael Gottschal)
6. Party at “Winter swimming in Berlin,” January 8, 2011 in the costume of Neptune. ( Photo By Sean Gallup)
7. Bulgarians are thrown into the icy waters to find lying in the lake cross in baptism day, January 6, 2011. It is believed that the first one to touch the cross, would not hurt the whole year. (Photo by Nikolay Doychinov)
8. Bathing in the River Forth at South Kuinsferri, Scotland, 1 January 2007. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell )
9. A member of the club “Polar Wolves” is holding a piece of ice during a Christmas swimming in the lake near the town of Tseydenik, Germany, December 26, 2009. (Photo by Michael Urban )
10. A member of the club “Berlin seals” goes to the lake Oranke, 25 December 2010. (Photo by Johannes Eisele)
11. A man in a Santa Claus hat floating down the river in Shenyang City in Liaoning Province, December 20, 2010. Winter heats are particularly popular among older people and pensioners.
12. A man jumps into the water of Lake Shishahai, Beijing, December 27, 2004. (Photo by Cancan Chu)
13. The representative of the club “Berlin seals” is bathing in the lake Oranke, 25 December 2011.
14. Bathing in the River Forth at South Kuinsferri, Scotland, 1 January 2007. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell)
15. Swimming in the pool, cut in the ice on the river Sunhua in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, January 11, 2006, 22 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. (Photo by Cancan Chu)