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This scientist might have bitten off more than he could chew after these incredible images document his meal time struggles.
Cyprien Verseux, a glaciologist and astrobiologist, has been stationed out at the Concordia Station in Antarctica, renowned as one of the most remote scientific bases in the world.
Temperatures - Continent - -70°C - -94°F - Access
Temperatures on the isolated continent can drop to well below -70°C (-94°F), making it impossible to access or use vehicles.
It also makes cooking in the open air a difficulty, as the cold temperature cause dishes to freeze almost instantaneously.
Effect - Food - Industry - Items - Berries
This 'flash freezing' effect is used in the food industry to preserve items - ranging from berries and mushrooms to chunks of chicken - by rapidly chilling them to extremely cold temperatures.
It causes water to evaporate extremely rapidly and stops the formation of ice crystals, which can damage food and cause it to degrade over time in regular freezers.
Point - Dr - Verseux - Go - Photos
At one point, Dr Verseux decided to go outside and have a go at 'cooking,' taking photos of different kinds of foods in the deep freeze.
The gravity-defying pictures vividly illustrate the absolute intensity of the cold in Antarctica, and it's clear this is no picnic for the team.
'We - Food - Winter - Resupply - February
'We run out of fresh food early in the winter (as we have no resupply from early February to early November), so we eat mostly frozen food: given that the temperatures are never in the positive, we just store it in containers outside,' he said.
Even the International Space Station, which is 250 miles (400km) above the Earth, is closer to civilisation than this place, which is located deep inside the inhospitable continent.
Samples - Climate - Eras - Dr - Verseux
To help keep himself busy in between collecting samples about climate in previous eras, Dr Verseux has been keeping...
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