WWII – spanning from 1939 to 1945 – left irreparable destruction in its wake. As such, many pictures from that period are difficult for the modern viewer to digest. Images of people and lands that didn't survive the turmoil are still taboo. As time passes, however, Earth evolves, refusing to leave her grounds permanently scarred.
The photographs on this list show artifacts mostly sourced from the German Siege of Leningrad in Russia. Overcome by greenery in the Neva Bridgehead area, these relics from WWII are metaphorically indicative of nature's response to human transgressions. The image of a young tree growing through a fallen soldier's helmet, for example, demonstrates that with time, nature can ease even our most macabre wrongs. Maybe even more idyllically, nature can create tranquility among remnants of tragedy.
Though WWII irrevocably changed the world, nature has found a way to fight back.
This Maxim Gun Has Nearly Been Swallowed By This Tree2,412105Is this amazing?
This Tree, Too, Grew Through What A Hole In A Soldier's Helmet2,958173Is this amazing?
Even Mother Nature Has A Right To Bear Arms, As Evidenced By This Tree3,103186Is this amazing?
A Tree Grew Around This Shell From A 75mm Field Gun2,506137Is this amazing?