Icelandic Photographer Nearly Lost DJI FPV Drone for Rare Erupting Volcano Footage

Icelandic Photographer Nearly Lost DJI FPV Drone for Rare Erupting Volcano Footage

Icelandic Photographer Nearly Lost DJI FPV Drone for Rare Erupting Volcano Footage

Seconds from fatal crash

Ice­landic pho­tog­ra­ph­er Bjorn Stein­bekk has man­aged to cap­ture rare footage of a nat­ur­al phe­nom­e­non with his new DJI FPV drone. Film­ing loca­tion south­west of Ice­land, Fagradals­f­jall vol­cano. At the risk of the drone, Bjorn sent it up to the vent of the vol­cano, along the main flow of out­flow­ing lava at a rel­a­tive­ly low alti­tude, which could already cause fatal destruc­tion to the quad, since the tem­per­a­ture of the lava can reach up to 1250 ° Cel­sius, and then he man­aged to fly over the mag­ma-spew­ing vent , which only by a lucky chance did not touch the drone. “I real­ly thought I would nev­er see my drone again, but damn it was so cool to cap­ture this!!!” said Bjorn. And now look how beau­ti­ful and excit­ing it was at the same time, espe­cial­ly for the UAV own­er:

What’s with the drone?

The drone not only sur­vived the extreme heat, but also mirac­u­lous­ly avoid­ed being hit by ran­dom­ly fly­ing pieces of mag­ma. Bjorn lat­er con­firmed that the drone sur­vived: “The drone is fine, not a sin­gle scratch. To be hon­est, I just decid­ed to step on the gas to see what would come of it. At worst, I would have lost the drone, at best I would have got­ten these great shots.” Lat­er, the author post­ed anoth­er video of an active erup­tion in Ice­land. To cap­ture these shots, he used a stan­dard GPS drone with a cam­era (brand and mod­el not report­ed). These shots are equal­ly impres­sive:

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