We've seen tons of photographs of the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which has been abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but this video offers a different view. Cinematographer Danny Cooke was able to fly a drone through the city, capturing the current state of decay.

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Cooke filmed Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl while working on a 60 Minutes segment about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. One thing to bear in mind when looking at images of Pripyat is that, over the years, tourists have moved objects within the city in order to create more compelling photographs. So even beyond the changes of decay and natural growth, Pripyat isn't quite frozen in time. Still, all those empty buildings remain a striking image, and this bird's-eye view of the city is fascinating.