Desolate remains: Photographer Roland Verant, 35, from Vienna, captured a series of stunning images of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that decimated the town
Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone Chernobyl visit - February 2008 View of the amusement park from the top of the 16 story residential apartment building facing the central square of Pripyat. This photo has been featured in the Beauty in Decay book!
May 1986: In the 30km no-go zone around the reactor, liquidators measure radiation levels in neighbouring fields using antiquated radiation counters, wearing anti-chemical warfare suits that offer no protection against radioactivity, and "pig muzzle" masks. The young plants will not be harvested, instead used by scientists to study genetic mutations in plants. Photograph: Igor Kostin/Corbis