Chernobyl Exclusion Zone In Infrared Photography By Vladimir Migutin

‘We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders useless man’s creations, and bears life above the ruins. Well, it’s something that is always felt, but never on such a huge scale. This place IS the place for these contrasts. It’s pretty hard to describe the overall atmosphere I experienced during this trip. Despite the events of 1986, the ruins, and the rust, I didn’t have grim feelings while traveling there. On the contrary, it felt like I was in a ‘kind of’ paradise on a different planet. Thirty years after the fallout, while men still stay away, the forests, the animals, the plants, everything is thriving, revived by nature.’ – Vladimir Migutin

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in infrared photography by Vladimir Migutin
The ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in infrared photography by Vladimir Migutin
The Azure Swimming Pool in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in infrared photography by Vladimir Migutin
Simon – a human-friendly fox, whom often approaches groups in the exclusion zone, asking for food.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in infrared photography by Vladimir Migutin
Pripyat Sports hall, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in infrared photography by Vladimir Migutin
The monumental trail with the evacuated villages’ names on either side.

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