Plungers lined up for the chilly water of the Chesapeake Bay and, some, to pose for photographs as well.
On schedule for February with 7,000 plungers signed up, the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge was postponed due to inclement weather. The scaled-back March event, with fewer costumed and scantily-clad dippers in attendance, did not draw the anticipated crowd for the previous event. Organizers said the event was expected to raise about $1.8 million, short of the $2.5 million goal.
(Photos by Matthew Paul D’Agostino for The Baltimore Sun at the 2014 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.)