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Drone captures amazing volcano footage

By T.K. Randall
October 5, 2014 · Comment icon 3 comments

Fiery plumes produced a hellish landscape. Image Credit: YouTube / DJI
A drone fitted with a high quality camera has ventured in to the fiery heart of a volcano in Iceland.
Created by drone company DJI, the adventurous flying rig headed across the wastelands towards Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano while equipped with a GoPro camera.

The team behind the stunt couldn't help but be impressed as the drone captured several minutes of incredible vistas which showcased planet Earth at its most violent. The intense heat it experienced as it filmed the spectacle was so great that the camera actually melted before it had finished.
"The fact that you can take a $1,000 flying camera and put it in the middle of an erupting volcano to capture wide-angle views of this giant bowl of molten lava, which is exploding and throwing lava 150 meters or so into the air, is pretty amazing," said drone pilot Eric Cheng.

A montage of scenes captured by the drone's camera can be viewed below.

Source: ABC News | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Professor T 10 years ago
awesome pictures! stink soundtrack... I would have picked LZ... "We come from the land of the ice and snow, From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow."
Comment icon #2 Posted by HawkLord 10 years ago
Very impressive and a great use for a drone. Also I agree the music does kind of suck.
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer 10 years ago
Yes, a great video. Music was OK, better than nothing. Every time is see a volcano eruption I wonder if the Earth is shrinking causing the pressure on the core that the eruption releases.

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