Wrangel Island

Wrangel Island in Russia was the site of a failed attempt to colonize more of the Arctic and use it for industrial purposes. The absence of a human population on the island is the only thing protecting it from further damage, although the pollution and refuse that has already been dumped there remains to this day.

Photographer Gorshkov Sergey recently travelled to the island to document its condition.

A lot more photographs and a longer explanation of the history and current challenges can be found here.

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