In Pics: Stirring Stills From the World’s Coldest Place, Oymyakon
Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet.
Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet.(Photo courtesy: Sintesis)

In Pics: Stirring Stills From the World’s Coldest Place, Oymyakon

A layer of snow covers the water body.
A layer of snow covers the water body.
(Photo courtesy: yktlife)

Oymyakon, a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet. In this settlement of around 500 people, winters are no small affair. In fact, the schools in this region remain open even when temperatures dip as low as -40 degrees, reports The Washington Post.

Eyelashes freeze and frostbites are not unusual for people in this part of the world. Not many would know that cars are often kept running, even when they are not being used, to keep batteries from freezing. And who’d want that?

Below are some glimpses from the world's coldest place.

Man and dog play in freezing temperature of -62 degree celsius in Oymyakon.
Man and dog play in freezing temperature of -62 degree celsius in Oymyakon.
(Photo courtesy: Hugo Clément)
The village of Oymyakon is usually called and considered the ‘Pole of Cold’.
The village of Oymyakon is usually called and considered the ‘Pole of Cold’.
(Photo Courtesy: StefiZini
A bed of snow covers the region as mercury dips.
A bed of snow covers the region as mercury dips.
(Photo courtesy: sivtsev_aisen)
Leaves freeze as temperature dips.
Leaves freeze as temperature dips.
(Photo courtesy: Spiridon Sleptsov)
Car topples on the snow clad road of Oymyakon
Car topples on the snow clad road of Oymyakon
(Photo Courtesy: Paolo Piacenza)
Local animals of Oymyakon.
Local animals of Oymyakon.
(Photo courtesy: Uruydaana Stepanova)
Steamy river surrounded by frozen greenery.
Steamy river surrounded by frozen greenery.
(Photo courtesy: Deb)
Woman clicks a selfie with her frozen eyelashes.
Woman clicks a selfie with her frozen eyelashes.
(Photo courtesy: Sintesis)

(With inputs from the Washington Post.)

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