Welp, we can’t live in Antarctica, but if you really want to live in the coldest place on earth, Oymyakon, Russia is just the place for you.
Just how cold is cold? -38 °F in November and it’s not even technically winter yet. These stunning photos were taken by journalist and photographer Amos Chapple giving his audience a glimpse into the worlds coldest place.
In late September, temperatures drop as low as 32 °F, but can dip as low as -58 °F.
Welcome To The Coldest Place On Earth
This woman walks across a frozen bridge in Yakutsk. Omyakon is located two days of driving outside the regional capital, Yakutsk
This is actually a bathroom on the side of the road.
The only months that the temperature does not fall below 14°F are June and July
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Omyakon was on February 6, 1933 when the thermostat read an incredible -90 degrees Fahrenheit °F
Oymakon is largely fueled by the village heating plant, which constantly releases streaks of coal smoke into the air. You can see the smoke billowing during a traditionally quiet dawn
Interestingly, the city gets its name from the nearby Oymyakon River. The river’s name is said to be based on the word kheim, meaning ‘unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter’
The village only has one shop that sales practically everything the rural community needs
Amos Chapple says it was very challenging to photograph the village life here, simply because the locals are so hard to find!