This village will make where you live seem subtropical

Crazy photographs of the coldest inhabited place on earth

PUBLISHED: 16:00, 30 Dec 2014 | 
UPDATED: 10:17, 30 Dec 2014 | 

“It’s so cold today!”- A sentence you’ve probably already heard 10+ times today (and five of those instances it has probably come out of your own mouth)

Yes, it is cold. But it could be a lot worse.

How could it be any worse? Well, imagine if you lived in a place so cold its temperature was more than twice as cold as your fridge freezer.

This is the reality for the 500 inhabitants of Oymyakon in Siberia, Russia, where an average winter temperature plummets to -50 degrees – making it the coldest inhabited place ON EARTH!

A New Zealand-based photographer called Amos Chapple ventured to this village to take a series of stunning photographs. Here are some of them…

#1 You know it’s cold when your fur freezes
Extraordinary photos of the coldest region in the world

#2 Village woman strolling past a frozen house
Just interesting pictures

#3 No crops grow in Oymyakon. Food sold at markets is mainly meat and fish.
Burr Chilly❄

#4 This is what happens when you open a door in Oymyakon
Russia, benvenuti a Oymyakon: il villaggio più freddo del mondo

#5 Outdoor toilets are common as it is impossible to build indoor plumbing because of the frozen ground

#6 A wintery stroll
Russia, benvenuti a Oymyakon: il villaggio più freddo del mondo

#7 Traffic lights in Oymyakon
Film and Photography

#8 The only shop in the village, where people buy all their essentials
walkin’ in a winter wonderland.

Feel a bit warmer yet?