Alex Gregory’s hands appear to be frozen and in agony. These strange hands are merely a symptom that he is turning into Santa Claus. It’s a Christmas Miracle! No, not exactly, because this image was taken on August 30th.
In any case, considering that he began an ultra endurance journey known as The Polar Row, Gregory’s scarily large hands make sense. This trip has earned 11 world records, including the first human-powered boat to reach the polar ice cap at the earth’s northernmost latitude.