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IN PICTURES: Australia's winter swimmers

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>> My name is David Gray, I'm a photographer based in Sydney, Australia. This assignment was something that I've been wanting to for a very long time. The winter swimming clubs that revolve around the rock pools on the east coast of Sydney, Australia. They've been going on for almost a hundred years.
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The oldest one would be probably a hundred years. One of the Sundays that I did go and cover one of the meetings for the Clovelly Eskimos was one of the worst storms to hit Sydney in around 50 years. And the resulting pictures were quite incredible with waves crashing against the area where they swim across during their races.
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And I nearly got swept off my feet on numerous occasions. And a couple of swimmers got into some serious trouble. I couldn't believe that they were actually swimming on the day of this storm. And finally, my favorite photo in the series would have to be the one of the gentleman under the water, swimming to get up after he'd finished the race.
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And the gentleman who's about to begin his race at the top of the frame. This was possible because I had a fantastic camera and the resulting images can be quite amazing.