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Explore: Cold

Despite our planet and climate changing around us, humans have found ways to adapt to—and even enjoy—extreme temperatures. For over a century, National Geographic has been documenting the lives of people who live and work in the most frigid regions of the globe

 

Picture of a woman looking through an icy window in Siberia

A woman gazes through a window surrounded by ice in Oymyakon, Siberia, in 1967.
Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic
Picture of man walking with sled dogs in Greenland

A musher corrals his sled dogs on the Inland Ice Cap in Greenland.
Photograph by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic
Close-up picture of ice and snow

Ice and snow
Photograph by Norbert Rosing, National Geographic
Picture of a woman and car in the Pyrenees

A woman surveys a treacherous mountain pass in the Pyrenees of France, 1956.
Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic
Close-up picture of a man with a frozen face mask

Snow and ice coat a volunteer’s face mask at the South Pole in 1958.
Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
Picture of a shrimping boat in a Greenland storm, 1975

A shrimping boat weathers a storm in Disko Bay, Greenland, in 1975.
Photograph by George F. Mobley, National Geographic
Picture of a woman and child walking in the snow in Maine

A blanket of snow and slush cloaks downtown Portland, Maine, in 1968.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
 Picture of a lit tent at night, North Pole ice cap

Moonlight and lanterns illuminate the frozen tundra on the North Pole’s ice cap.
Photograph by Børge Ousland, National Geographic
Picture of snowmobilers in Sainte Agathe, Quebec

Snowmobilers in Sainte Agathe, Quebec, Canada, prepare to run a course.
Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
Picture of a ship mooring in Antarctica

The crew of an icebreaker moors the ship along the Antarctic coast in 1956.
Photograph by Andrew H. Brown, National Geographic
 
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