Photos alone can’t adequately convey the electricity and excitement of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge. Here, you can experience the sights and the sounds–and the screams of “pain” as more than 14,000 people take a dip into the chilly Chesapeake Bay. The event, sponsored by the Maryland State Police is a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Maryland and has so far raised $2.5 million dollars this year. The final tally will not be announced for a few weeks. Are you man or woman enough to take the plunge next year?