Science fiction has depicted strange worlds following a nuclear disaster.  But, in real life, Chernobyl shows us how nature manages to go on after humanity evacuates a region following a nuclear accident.

Thirty years after the meltdown, the region previously thriving with hotels, amusement parks, and other people pleasures is overrun with all sorts of thriving wildlife and flora.  Some say that the radiation has caused genetic mutations, but still the area is alive with everything except humans, who must wear protective gear to enter the area.

Read more here:

  1. The Washington Post – 30 years after Chernobyl disaster, camera study captures a wildlife wonderland
  2. U.S. News – At Chernobyl and Fukushima, Radioactivity Has Seriously Harmed Wildlife