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Door County Photographer • Photos From The 2013 Jacksonport Polar Bear Polar Plunge.

Here are some of my favorite photos from taking in the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club polar plunge in Door County, Wisconsin that has taken place every New Years Day since 1987.  The first year it was just one lone soul, J.R. Jarosh, and got very little attention.  Today it’s the largest polar plunge in Wisconsin with about 700 polar bears and one of the largest in the nation.  The swimmers took to the waters at high noon with Lake Michigan a balmy 32 degrees and the air 24 degrees.

Thanks for looking!



Jon Jarosh is all smiles after a successful event.  Jon’s older brother J.R. was the first swimmer in the founding event.

  • J.R. Jarosh - Amazing shots Mike- thanks for shooting the event. For the sake of accuracy, that great shot of the goofy guy in the big orange glasses is my younger brother Jon Jarosh, who was plunging for his 20 time this year.
    Happy New Year.