The Marum lava lake on the volcanic island of Ambrym. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 T. Boyer
New Zealand cameraman Bradley Ambrose got more than he bargained for while filming a volcano.
Capturing the breathtaking footage of lava flows and volcanic eruptions found in news reports and documentaries can be a difficult task at the best of times, but when a pool of molten rock starts splattering in your direction you know you are in trouble.
Ambrose had been attempting to film the bubbling Marum lava lake on the remote volcanic island of Ambrym when a sudden surge in activity saw big globules of molten rock raining down on him.
Fortunately he was able to escape any serious injuries but the experience left him very shaken. Previous lava ejections in the area had been measured at temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius.
The footage he took at the moment the lava came hurtling towards him can be viewed below.