21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

As solid and unshakable as we think our civilization is, its grip on nature is tenuous at best. If any cracks appear in the faces of our buildings or our machines, nature is quick to move in and take over. With this in mind, here are 21 photos of places and things that nature is in the process of reclaiming.

Quite a bit of thought has been given to the idea of what Earth might look like once we’re gone. Indeed, many books and TV shows on the topic have found that nature would take our places fairly quickly. Many cities would be re-colonized within a year or two, and many of our buildings would begin crumbling soon after without human maintenance or energy sources. The Life After People series on the History Channel has a comprehensive timeline of collapses detailing when various famous landmarks of human civilization throughout the world might give way to nature.

The Old Piano Tree, California

Image credits: Crackoala

Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong

Image credits: Romain JL

Abandoned Inner City Railway In Paris

Image credits: messynessychic.com

Bicycle Eaten by A Tree On Vashon Island, Washington

Image credits: Ethan Welty

Abandoned Shopping Mall Taken Over By Fish In Bangkok

Image credits: Jesse Rockwell

Old Abandoned Mill In Sorrento, Italy

Image credits: Jason Wallace

Abandoned Ferris Wheel

Image credits: Kyle Telechan

Vintage Automobile Graveyard, Belgium


Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Abandoned Mining Town, Namibia

Image credits: Marsel Van Oosten

Abandoned 160-Year-Old Railway In Paris

Image credits: Pierre Folk

102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship In Sydney, Australia

Image credits: AndyBrii

Tree Roots Overcoming Brick Sidewalk

Image credits: worldbeyondyourown

Abandoned Mansion Near Kilgarvan, Ireland

Image credits: Sam Abell

Abandoned Train Station In Abkhazia, Georgia

Image credits: Ilya Varlamov

I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium

Image credits: brokenview

Abandoned Fishermen’s Town In Kamchatka, Russia

Image credits: englishrussia.com

Angkor, Cambodia

Image credits: Pietro Bevilacqua

Image credits: Brad Grove

Abandoned Hotel Room

Image credits: Matthias Haker

The Radioactive Ghost City Of Pripyat, Ukraine

Image credits: castlemaineindependent.org



  1. Miss Deborah Ann Roberts says:

    You enjoy life have fun,fun,fun

  2. Laura says:

    I hope someday I can come and see this beautiful magnificent tree

  3. Beverly Skornik says:


  4. Eugenia Noriega says:

    That one is a very special Tree. I hope it lives 1000s of yes more.

  5. Ashwini N D Bobade says:

    It’s wonderful and wholesale.. Blessed grandson and grandma.. love

  6. William Haddad says:

    I was delighted with the quality of the colorization, made in this work, although I, I value the photos in BLACK AND WHITE, I cannot underestimate the work done..which brings us the original colors of the places and people…congratulations ….As an amateur photographer, I cannot look with respect and admiration…the work done…CONGRATULATIONS AND A STRONG HUG FROM BRAZIL…

  7. Ellie says:

    Beautiful work! Enjoy your beautiful home it’s too cold for me I live in the desert

  8. Anonymous says:

    …so instead of using photoshop to make a picture real, you use a real picture to make it look like photoshop.

  9. Toby Stanley says:

    I so enjoyed this superb feeling and thought invoking photographic collage!

    It would be interesting to know the story behind each captured image for their composition captures ones curiosity?

    I humbly thank you for allowing me the pleasure to view your unique works of artistic imagination.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I so enjoyed all of them.

  11. Dan Kemp says:

    I appreciate your photography very much and would love to visit your town.

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