If you had a $ 1,000 drone, would you fly it into the mouth of a volcano? Well, you don’t have to, because photographer Garðar Ólafs did it for you. He took his 4K DJI drone so close to the mouth of the Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall that part of the drone melted. Fortunately, he captured everything on video.
The video looks like something out of a movie, with intense orange-red lava, a soot-covered volcano and a backdrop of snow-white peaks. In an interview with PetaPixel, Ólafs says, “I lowered the drone slowly until all I could see erupting lava, and when I looked up, I couldn̵
While Ólafs’ drone is still flying, one of its lights is not working and some sensors (including the obstacle avoidance sensor, which must have been crazy inside the volcano) are no longer working.
Ólafs lives within 15 minutes of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is located near Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. He regularly posts high-quality nature photos and videos to his Instagram and sells images for businesses and creatives through his company Airstock.
Source: Garðar Ólafur via Digital Trends, PetaPixel