Not the usual sort of video we produce but this thing is awesome. The worlds largest aircraft takes to the sky for its first flight. Capable of saying up in the air for more than two weeks at a time, or carrying 10 tonnes of load and it probably uses less fuel than my land rover.
What was once, one of the most secret places on earth now lies abandoned within the radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. One of the first videos from our week long filming trip.
From July 1976 to December 1989 a mysterious radio signal could be heard all over the world. Its source was a subject of much controversy, but at the end of the cold war the speculation ended and made way for the truth. Its source was a top secret Soviet Military installation which now lies abandoned and in ruins.
At an estimated cost of $3 billion pledged from countries worldwide, work is now underway on a new Sarcophagus to allow the dismantling of reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. These photos were taken September 2015, just before the shelter is due to be slid into place.
A former ordnance storage facility next to the now-abandoned Cambridge-Bedford railway line is now used as a radio astronomy site.
The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory’s one mile radio telescope, gazing back to the earliest days of the universe since 1964.
An abandoned Soviet Russian coal mine at Grumant and the associated port and settlement at Coles Bay on Spitsbergen in the Arctic
Our intention was to visit the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Pyramiden, however despite months of planning the weather made access impossible, so we spent a week exploring the Arctic, with snowmobiles, cameras and the drone. This is the result.
A return to the exclusion zone in 2010 to see how things had changed over the last couple of years.
Photos from the Chernobyl Exclusion zone from my first trip in 2008 before it was quite as well visited as it is today.