The exclusion zone: an abandoned area
The Chernobyl exclusion zone - more than 2 600 square kilometers around the destroyed reactor -has returned in 20 years in the wild. This pack of dogs is feeding on the remains they receive from the workers responsible for cleaning the area and people who live there. Wild animals such as boars, deer thrive there. In the absence of humans, the exclusion zone took ironically the appearance of a natural park.
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig / NGM