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Chernobyl revisited – in infrared

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This fascinating photo series looks at the bleak isolation of Chernobyl as never before. Employing infrared filters, photographer Vladimir Mitgutin is able to bring out details of decay — an abandoned bus, a radar system, an amusement park, a doll, a sports hall, a piano — frozen in time. The filtered red hues make them pop out against icy backdrops. Mitgutin, 32, recently released the series to the public after visiting the site in July 2017. It was a spontaneous trip, the photographer said, with the sole intention of telling a different story about the site of the 1986 catastrophe. (Caters News)



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The monumental trail lined with the names of the evacuated villages. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Simon, a friendly fox who often approaches tourists in the exclusion zone, asks for food. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


The nuclear power plant safety confinement sarcophagus. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


The bucket that was used to clean the roof of the reactor after the fallout is still very radioactive today. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


The town of Pripyat, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


A trolley in one of Chernobyl’s scrapyards. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Ferris wheel in Pripyats amusement park in Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Bumper cars in Pripyats amusement park, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Toys in the infant school in Pripyat, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


The Azure swimming pool in Pripyat, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


A rotting grand piano in the concert hall of the abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


The Sports Hall in Pripyat, Ukraine. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


A tree grows against a wall. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Thhe Duga radar system, used as part of the Soviet antiballistic missile early warning network. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Butterflies and flowers in a forest near Pripyat, Ukraine.(Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)


Vladimir Mitgutin. (Photo: Vladimir Mitgutin/Caters News)