Tunnel of Ice Crystals

Photo: Maxim Shemetov

"Even in Siberia there is happiness," Russian writer Anton Chekhov once said, but all I can see is snow. Lots of it. But there's a certain desolate beauty amidst all that coldness, as gallery over at The Atlantic's In Focus with Alan Taylor shows us.

This one above is captioned:

A man walks through a tunnel formed by ice crystals from surrounding permafrost, outside the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley in northeast Russia, on January 28, 2013. The coldest temperatures in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the 20th century were recorded in the Oymyakon valley, known as the northern "Pole of Cold", reaching a temperature of -67.8 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) in 1933.

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