An Aberdeen man braved the icy River Don in a courageous display of public faith.
Engineer Simisola Otukoya took to the water in Seaton Park to be baptised.
He said afterwards: “It was a special experience as it was something I was looking to do for a long time. I finally got the opportunity to get my baptism done and it was very nice and very touching.
“As a Christian, I had to have it done at some point and then this opportunity presented itself.”
Following a short service of teaching and prayer at The Mission in Bridge of Don, Simisola and several members of the congregation made the short journey to the park.
Looking more like a deep sea diver than an engineer, Simisola was dunked in the water by two church elders, who donned chest-high waders to keep themselves dry.
He added: “They all thought it was an interesting thing to be doing. For people who want a more natural experience, being baptised in the Don would of course be a beautiful thing.”
On average, the temperature of the River Don at this time of year fluctuates between 2C (35.6F) and 8C (46.4F).
Hector Mackenzie, minister at The Mission, said: “It went very well and it was a very pleasant experience. I would say it was very brave.”