The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone receives an official logo. It was developed by a Ukrainian creative agency, who are famous for creating the branding of Ukraine Now (so good that it has been copied many times by other people). Continue reading »
Serega Strange is a self-taught photographer, and urbex explorer from Ukraine, who likes to capture an abandoned world inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Serega visited the abandoned city Pripyat and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He shares some amazing selfies on his Instagram. Continue reading »
It has been five years since reactor four went in to meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant, triggered by a huge tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan. The nuclear disaster led to the imposition of a 20 mile evacuation zone, similar to that seen in Chernobyl, more than 25 years earlier. Many of the towns that lay within it, have remained almost untouched since. Determined to see the evidence for himself, photographer Keow Wee Loong ignored the need for special permit and crept in to the exclusion zone overnight. Continue reading »
Amazing Images Reveal How the Exclusion Zone Around Fukushima Has Been Abandoned to Become an Overgrown Wilderness
A stunning new photo project offers unprecedented insight into the wild and desolate exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant – where tonnes of contaminated soil lie untouched and overgrown forest is engulfing hundreds of abandoned vehicles and homes.
The 12.5-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear plant now resembles post-apocalyptic scenes from The Walking Dead after it was instantly abandoned following the 2011 nuclear disaster.
People deserted the area after warnings of dangerous levels of radioactivity, leaving cars, classrooms and libraries to be swallowed by the overgrown wilderness in stark scenes reminiscent of those seen in the show, in which entire towns have been left in stasis after zombies overran the earth.
Dozens of vehicles lie abandoned and covered in overgrown bushes along what was once a stretch of road near the power plant. ( © Arkadiusz Podniesinski / REX / Shutterstock) Continue reading »
The crippled Dai-ichi nuclear power plant stands on the coast leaking radiation as pieces of the protective sea wall lie on the shore after it was obliterated and scattered along the Fukushima coastline on July 9. (AP/Eric Talmadge) Continue reading »
The project by photographer Patrik Lundin is a 180-degree dissection of the radiated land areas surrounding the plant. Each view has been taken in five-degree increments, looking towards the failed reactor. In Lundin’s work, the common factor is that each image contains levels of unseen radiation.
View 29 – 0.4 microsievert / hour. Continue reading »