Cinematic Drone Footage of Chernobyl is Eerily Gorgeous

January 30, 2015 | Bucky Turco

The meltdown of Chernobyl was not a good thing, but nearly three decades after the catastrophic disaster, it seems to have left behind some beauty too. Apart from the human tragedy, mutated animals, and radioactive wasteland it created, the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident and surrounding areas, provide ruin porn of the highest order. And that’s from the ground. Here’s what it looks like from above via AeroCine, “a drone company that flies high end digital cinemas for Hollywood films.” Based on the footage they shot, that sounds about right.