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Journey to the Pole of Cold

The Pole of Cold - Portrait of a Yakutian horse breeder on the way to work - close to the village of Tomtor. The area is extremely cold during the winter. Two towns by the highway, Tomtor and Oymyakon, both claim the coldest inhabited place on earth (often referred to as -71.2°C, but might be -67.7°C) outside of Antarctica. The average temperature in Oymyakon in January is -42°C (daily maximum) and -50°C (daily minimum). The images had been made during an outside temperature in between -50°C up to -55°C. Tomtor, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 19.01.2010

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The Pole of Cold - Tomtor and Oymyakon, POLEofCOLD
The Pole of Cold - Portrait of a Yakutian horse breeder on the way to work - close to the village of Tomtor. The area is extremely cold during the winter. Two towns by the highway, Tomtor and Oymyakon, both claim the coldest inhabited place on earth (often referred to as -71.2°C, but might be -67.7°C) outside of Antarctica. The average temperature in Oymyakon in January is -42°C (daily maximum) and -50°C (daily minimum). The images had been made during an outside temperature in between -50°C up to -55°C. Tomtor, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 19.01.2010