04/09/2012 14:10 BST | Updated 04/09/2012 14:15 BST

British Antarctic Survey's Chef Took Amazing Pictures Of His Working Environment

Chef Antony Dubber certainly has no shortage of cold storage space.

He’s the British Antarctic Survey’s cook, which means he lives in an environment with an average temperature of nearly -50C.

What’s more, just under a third of the year is spent in total darkness.

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Brrrilliant: Antony Dubber loves his life in the Antarctic

But that doesn’t seem to stop him enjoying life at the bottom of the planet.

He said: “Antarctica is extraordinary. This is my third year in the job. I love the cold and snow and the amazing auroras.

"The Antarctic winter runs from the end of February to the end of December. So far we have endured 100 days of total darkness and temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius."

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Light fantastic: An aurora photographed by Mr Dubber

Dubber is based at the Halley Research Station and served up some incredible photographs of his chilly life there.

He is currently stationed with 14 scientists, engineers, doctors and support staff.

The Antarctic covers a staggering eight million square miles, of which 97.6% is ice.

In places, the ice sheet is over three miles thick.

In the Antarctic, you’ll find animals such as penguins, seals and whales – and 70% of the world’s fresh water.

The Halley Research Station is Britain’s leading centre for atmospheric and glacial research.

See more of Mr Dubber's amazing snaps in the gallery below.