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Chernobyl revisited – in infrared

Yahoo News Photo Staff

This fascinating photo series looks at the bleak isolation of Chernobyl as never before. Employing infrared filters, photographer Vladimir Migutin 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. Migutin, 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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Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

Infrared Chernobyl

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

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