Swimmers around the world have been braving freezing temperatures to take a dip on New Year's Day. This brave soul took to the waves in Whitley Bay, north east England.
This big baby is taking part in the Loony Dook in Scotland
Swimmers took to the sea at Malo-les-Bains near Dunkirk, France - some of them sporting snazzy costumes.
Ice-swimming club the Berlin Seals took its traditional new year dip in sub-zero temperatures in a lake in Germany.
Bathers emerge from the sea at Wicklow Harbour, Republic of Ireland, after taking part in a New Year's day charity swim organised by the Blue Dolphins and Wicklow Swimming Club.
A man leaps into Italy's Tiber river from Rome's Cavour bridge during the New Year's Day traditional dives.
This swimmer plunged into the North Sea in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, and held up a Christmas tree.
People went for a swim under blue skies to celebrate the New Year in the Concha beach of San Sebastian, Spain.