Thursday, December 4, 2014

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

UK-based photographer and filmmaker Danny Cooke, captured some amazing drone footages of the eerily beautiful an abandoned radioactive sites in Ukraine, most notably of the city of Pripyat, whilst working for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode. The Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986 caused the biggest radioactive release ever, one that is said to be comparable to 200-300 atomic bombs...

Fast Fact: Pripyat was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster. One notable landmark often featured in photographs of the city and visible from aerial-imaging websites is the long-abandoned Ferris wheel located in the Pripyat amusement park.  

Danny Cooke

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