Ever wondered what lava looks like from up close? I mean, really close? Well, Victor of Sunsets Sweden touched it with his drone so you don’t have to. And what’s more, the drone survived touching the scorching mass to bring back to its owner and deliver some great footage.
We’ve seen quite a few close encounters between drones and active volcanoes. Some drones survived, some didn’t, but this little DJI Mini 2 has quite a strange fate. It entered an active volcano and survived filming it without any trouble. But then, on its way back – a tree almost finished it off.
We’ve been mesmerised for a while now by images and footage of the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland. But just this last week, The Cumbre Volcano in La Palma in the Canary Islands decided to join the action. The documentary video and photography team I Love the World happened to find themselves in the right place at the right time, with drones and a helicopter no less. They have been busy capturing the event and here we can share some impressive examples of what they have been witnessing.
Alfonso Escalero who owns the production company explained to Spanish news channel RTVE that they had been excited to be in La Palma initially to film a documentary about the beauty of the Canary Islands. However, on arrival, they “met hell” with some of the scenes of destruction from the volcano.
You’ve met Dr. Kah-Wai Lin here on DIYP through his icy photos that could make you fall in love with winter. This time, this incredible photographer has treated us to something much hotter. He visited the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland and took aerial photos and videos of the eruption. And just like his other work, these shots will make your jaw drop in awe.
In March this year, the Fagradalsfjall volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland erupted, creating the first eruption in the area after 800 years. It attracted many spectators, and some of them captured the power and beauty of the eruption. One of them is photographer Anna Isabella Christensen. She took a slightly different approach and instead of just shooting the volcano – she took some magnificent self-portraits in front of it.
The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano attracted thousands of spectators this spring. Naturally, there were many photographers and filmmakers among them, so we’ve seen some epic footage and photos of the event. But Joey Helms’ aerial video is probably the closest we’ll ever see an active volcano. Joey flew his drone so close to the volcano that he literally crashed it into the exploding lava.
After more than 50,000 earthquakes, the residents of Iceland were prepared for a volcano eruption. And last Friday, it finally happened. Around 300,000 cubic meters (10.5 million cubic feet) of lava poured out, attracting visitors from all over Iceland. Photographer Iurie Belegurschi was one of them, and he took some stunning aerial shots of the eruption, showing all its beauty and power.
Videos of erupting volcanoes and molten lava have always fascinated me, ever since I first saw them on TV as a kid. And thanks to drones, we can get closer as never before to this incredible force of nature. Bjorn Steinbekk risked his beloved drone to bring us this incredible footage that takes us on a flight right over an erupting volcano!
Bruce Omori is a legend in the landscape community. He is well known for his artistic interpretations of the Hawaiian lava fields. He has certainly chosen a line of work which is both dangerous and exciting.
We got pretty intrigued here in DIYP, so we asked Bruce to share a little bit of what’s going on behind his photos. You are in for a great read. Bruce’s stories are just as amazing as his photos.
Yes, it’s possible. I did indeed capture what you see above in one shot. Although some of the Internet seems to disagree, it’s true. What you see above is the Milky Way, the moon, Mars, Saturn, an iridium flare, and lava from the Kilauea Volcano of Hawaii. I took this image during my visit to the Big Island of Hawaii in September of 2016 to document the 61G lava flow. I never imagined I’d walk away with such a scene, but the camera gods were watching over me that day. So, before this image gets torn apart by those who think it’s not real, I’d like to present the RAW image to you below. This image was shot on a Nikon D810 with a Nikon 14-24mm lens. Settings were F2.8, 25” at ISO 2500.