Science & Technology
Drone captures amazing volcano footage
By T.K. Randall
October 5, 2014 · 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
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