For a 60 Minutes report that aired earlier this month, filmmaker Danny Cooke spent a week exploring abandoned cities Chernobyl and nearby Pripyat, whose amusement park was scheduled to open just days after the 1986 nuclear disaster that decimated the area.
This week, Cooke posted excerpts from the piece in a compilation entitled "Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl" — a mix of drone footage and traditional cinematography. According to The Guardian, this is the first time we've seen footage of the area from the air. As described by Cooke himself, "There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us."
The footage itself, set to haunting female vocals, is utterly surreal. Watch the compilation above, then check out the full 60 Minutes report: