Despite the radiation, around the exclusion zone and inside it life is in full swing. The inhabitants abandoned the territory after the nuclear catastrophe in 1986, but it’s still a good place for wolf, fox and racoon dog hunting, because in Byelorussia they are not protected by ecologists.
Hunter drags the dead body of a wolf, while his colleagues remove the warning flags. 18 miles from the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power station.
Hunters and a killed wolf, not far from Chekha village.
Hunters flaying the wolf not far from Chekha village.
A trail of blood on the snow after the flaying.
Hunters and a wounded wolf, Chernobyl NPS exclusion zone, not far from Antonovka village, about 370 km (230 miles) southeast of Minsk.
A hunter holds a wouded wolf down.
Hunters skinning a killed wolf, Chernobyl NPS exclusion zone, 370 km southeast of Minsk.