Mutant fir tree near Chernobyl, 1989

Mutant fir tree near Chernobyl, 1989

C013/1357 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mutant fir tree near Chernobyl. Mutated growth in a fir tree in the contaminated area following the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster. On 26 April 1986, a reactor went out of control at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, Ukraine, leading to meltdown and an explosion. Around 1000 square kilometres of land were directly contaminated by radioactive fall-out of heavy elements. This fir tree has a deformed trunk and branches, enlarged needle mass and length, and chlorophyll deficiency. Photographed in 1989.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1980s, 1989, 20th century, biological, biology, botanical, botany, chernobyl, chlorophyll deficiency, countryside, damage, damaged, deformed, deformity, destruction, disaster, effect, effects, enlarged needle mass, environment, environmental disaster, environmental science, europe, european, fir, flora, forest, historical, history, incident, increased needle length, mutant, mutation, nature, novosti, nuclear accident, physical, physics, plant, radiation, radioactivity, rural, soviet, soviet union, tree, ukraine, ukrainian, ussr

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.