12 stunning pictures from the coldest place on earth

Louis Dor
Tuesday 25 October 2016 12:00
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Picture:(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

You think it's a bit nippy in the UK at the moment? You've seen nothing.

Amos Chapple is a photographer from New Zealand.

In 2013 and 2014 he travelled to the coldest inhabited areas in the world, to Yaktusk and Oymyakon in Russia.

Temperatures in these regions regularly dip to -50 degrees celsius.

In Oymyakon, where roughly 500 residents live, 'cold' has a bit of a different meaning, as these images documented by Chapple show:

A toilet on the tundra at a petrol stop on the road to Oymyakon

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A frost-encrusted house in the city centre of Yakutsk

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A statue of Ivan Kraft, one of the first governors of Yakutia

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

Omyakon's only shop

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

Summer shoes waiting out the winter in a shed in the suburbs of Yakutsk

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A woman in the city centre of Yakutsk

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A man leaves his van and walks into Omyakon's only shop as paper waste is burnt in a 40 gallon drum

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

Cows walk back to their sheds after watering in the thermal spring in Oymyakon

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A woman walks over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

A young student poses for a portrait at a bus station in Yakutsk

Picture: Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock(Amos Chapple/REX/Shutterstock)

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