EPIPHANY, baptism of water, christening. Russian National ceremony-bathing at ice hole.

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Comments (18)

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on February 2, 2009

uhhh, brrrrr, This is not for softies AI! greetings, Urbi

Al Sanin on February 2, 2009

Sure, URBI! For -30C Courageous act! Best wishes Al.

Peter Schneider on February 3, 2009

A really "cold" photo. A almost begin to shiver by even imagining this. I prefer the usual version: a little water on a baby´s head inside of a warm church... ;-))

Greetings, Peter

silgab on February 3, 2009

É preciso ter coragem !! Contest January

Lukasz J. on February 8, 2009

I'm here, looking at this rather unusual ceremony to let You know that whole Your gallery is going to my favorites. I'll be back for more great photos. Greetings from Poland, Lukas


Al Sanin on February 8, 2009

Thanks, Lukas! best wishes Al

christian caffin on February 10, 2009

Is it a man-mermaid? ;) Greetings from France, Christian

IsraeliXdude on January 15, 2010

Real men bath in frozen lakes...

Krzysztof Nocoń on May 25, 2010

Freezing shot

Rafl on June 4, 2011


Al Sanin on June 4, 2011

Thanks Rafl for a great comment!

Best regards Al

Snežana Davidović on July 12, 2011


elva712 on December 20, 2011

Мороз и Солнце ,что может быть чудесней для настоящего Моржа....нравится!

Al Sanin on December 20, 2011

Спасибо, Милая Дама! Все чудесно!

Лена Москаленко on December 21, 2011


а вообще, в прорубь зимой - это кайф:) я окуналась:) впечатления до сих пор незабываемые!!!

Al Sanin on December 21, 2011

Так, каждый год, каждое Крещенье...

veranik on January 29, 2012

А я ни разу не окуналась... Наверное, меня можно только столкнуть..))))

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on June 5, 2012

Woow !

Fantastic shot !


My friendly greeting,Natuska

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 21, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Al Sanin
    • Taken on 2009/01/19 11:34:30
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/750)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash