Just 35 residents remain in Akarmara, a former Soviet mining town built in the 1970s, where 5,000 people once lived.

Today, the forest is reclaiming public areas and abandoned buildings in the town in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia.

Many people left Akarmara during the 1992-93 war, when Abkhaz separatists broke away from Georgia.

More people left after Georgia’s 2008 war with Russia.

Now, this ghost town in a disputed land is being conquered by nature.