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nature strikes back. In the scheme of geological time, the harm human's have caused the planet may be overgrown in the geological blink of an eye.

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Eerie scenes from the ghost town left abandoned after Chernobyl

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

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Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Oddly people keep telling me nuclear power is safe... Never seen before shots of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives.

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Modern day Chernobyl, this is where the workers and their families lived, hence the fair for the kiddies.

Modern day Chernobyl, this is where the workers and their families lived, hence the fair for the kiddies.

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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!

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster – in pictures

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

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster – in pictures

Credit: Igor Kostin/Corbis June 1986: Dead fish are collected by an artificial lake within the Chernobyl site that was used...

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