While people around the world have contracted the coronavirus and a lockdown has been imposed in most places, nature has recovered. In some places air pollution has decreased significantly, in others wild animals have been spotted on the empty streets of the cities.
About a third of the world’s population was in lockdown in March. There were also numerous travel restrictions. Despite the comparatively short time, these circumstances have had a visible impact on the environment. These before and after photos show the effect lockdowns had on the environment around the world.