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Photographer Flies Drone Into Erupting Volcano

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posted on Mar, 28 2021 @ 06:33 PM
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Thought ats may enjoy this. Apparently a volcano is actively erupting in Iceland right now and one photographer decided to fly his drone into it. Luckily his drone escaped the volcano, though not without damage, with some pretty cool footage.

The video of the flight into the crater is available at the link.

There's some more pictures of the volcano from Ólafs below. They're pretty damn breathtaking and incredible.

petapixel.com...


Photographer Garðar Ólafs — and founder of the Iceland-based stock agency Airstock — recently took his DJI drone to the skies above the erupting Geldingadalir volcano and may have gotten a little bit too close.

The Geldingadalir volcano which is currently erupting about 15 minutes from Ólafs’s home town of Reykjanes.

Ólafs tells PetaPixel that he was flying his drone around the eruption, capturing photos and videos, when he decided to try a shot looking straight down into the mouth of the fissure.

“I was flying my drone around the eruption and decided it would be cool to see it from straight above,” he says. “I slowly lowered the drone until all I could see was erupting lava, and when I looked up, I didn’t see the drone anymore. Basically, I was inside the crater of the volcano.”

He says that when he realized how close to the lava he had gotten, he was surprised and hurried to get his drone out of danger.

“I was really surprised that the drone was still in the air since it was basically inside the crater,” he says.

When Ólafs flew his drone back to his takeoff location, he noticed that it did not emerge unscathed. The light under the drone was melted, and sensors were damaged from the extreme heat. He reports that the drone still works, but the vision sensor underneath no longer functions and gives constant errors during flights. It is likely that if he remained in that position for much longer or chose to fly closer, his drone would not have made it out.






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posted on Mar, 28 2021 @ 07:18 PM
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Those shots are all great, but the last one is amazing!



posted on Mar, 28 2021 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: TrulyColorBlind

Well ya know...save the best for last and all that.

Presentation and all...



posted on Mar, 28 2021 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: dug88
Supreme Mordor Vibes

Great footage and shots,worth melting the drone a bit!
That volcano is pretty much the exact image I would get in my head as a kid when I thought of a volcano-Its perfect.
Spewing lava,the side channel of lava,the lava splitting into seperate "rivers",the shape of the cone.

Lucky folks in Iceland living near enough to go and check it out.



posted on Mar, 28 2021 @ 11:12 PM
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fantastic photos



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: dug88

Wow, they are so good it was probably worth the sacrifice of a drone!

Hope he gets a stack of cash for the footage.



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: dug88
It was smart of him to record it. Beautiful video. Great thread. Thank-you!

S&F



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 08:43 AM
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Amazing photos.

Volcanoes truly are mesmerising, the colours are beautiful!



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 08:48 PM
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Some really great photos and video. Too bad the drone is toast but we do appreciate the time, effort and loss of the drone. My best,



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 11:25 AM
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the pics are great but the close up video in the link was pretty amazing!!

I'd imagine thats what it would be like getting close to the sun

S&F





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