While most people flock to beachfront properties and vacation rentals by the sea, not everyone is so lucky as to live in warm climates. Yup, while you’re busy tanning away on the beach during your next vacation, others are battling the cold. The small, remote village of Oymyakon in Russia bears the proud title of “The Coldest Inhabited Town on Earth”. Average winter temperatures hang around -58 Fahrenheit, with a record low in 1924 of -96 Fahrenheit. Photographer Amos Chapple visited this frozen wonderland to get a first hand look at what it’s like to live day-to-day life in a place where the cold literally grips your bones. Here are a few of his stunning photographs from the unique experience.
No beachfront resorts here. Chapple began his journey in Yakutsk, the capital of northeastern Russia. It is widely accepted to be the coldest capital city on Earth.