If you think that the winter where you live is cold, the people in the village of Oymyakon, Russia will have a good chuckle at your expense. Located in the heart of Siberian, Oymyakon is considered to be the coldest inhabitable place in the world. With a temperature record of −90°f (−67°c) back in 1933, and an average of −60°f (−50°c) in January, it?s easy to see why.
When Amos Chappel, a photographer from New-Zealand, travelled to this frozen location, he brought back incredible pictures depicting the daily lives of the 500 inhabitants of this extraordinary village.
A cloud of cold, blowing into a local building
The local market in Yakutsk
A coal-burning plant provides the locals with heating
You can’t even leave your shoes outside
The only shop in the village is a general store
A cattle herdsman
To keep his cows warm, a local farmer built them a special barn.
The village sign: Oymyakon – "Pole of Cold"
Cars must be kept running or else they freeze and won’t restart.
It’s impossible to have indoor plumbing because it freezes
A local beauty
These dogs have an extra-thick layer of fur to keep them warm
Some of the images were taken in nearby Yakutsk ? the coldest city in the world.