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What it is Like to Fly a Drone Near a Volcano… And Then Crash It

If you watched the news or were connected to the internet the first week of June, chances are good that you have seen a video of a drone crashing into an erupting volcano. Well, that drone was mine and it got completely disintegrated. In my latest video, I share what it is like to fly a drone around a volcano and what you have to look out for.

Duo Captures the First 8K VR Drone Video Over Iceland’s Volcano

The Perlan Museum -- host of a state-of-the-art 8K planetarium and other exhibitions focused on Iceland -- commissioned filmmaker Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of Arctic Images, and drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson to fly an 8K-capable 360 camera over the erupting volcano to capture an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience.

I Captured the Iceland Volcano Eruption from Up Close

It finally happened. Every year we’ve seen it on the news: another volcano in Iceland was going to erupt. The truth is: Iceland has so many volcanoes and there is more than one overdue. But this year we could feel an eruption was getting closer.

This Volcano Eruption Was Shot from Space with a Nikon D5

The Raikoke Volcano on Russia's Kuril Islands erupted this past weekend, sending a massive plume of ash and gas 8 miles (13km) into the sky from the 2,300-foot-wide (700m) crater. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station managed to capture a beautiful photo of the plume as the station orbited by 250 miles (402km) overhead.

Photos of Intense Lightning Storms in Volcanic Eruptions

Francisco Negroni is a Chilean freelance photographer has spent years pointing his camera at volcanic eruptions. Over time, he has captured a series of incredible photos showing the lightning of "dirty thunderstorms" that are found in massive volcanic plumes.

How this Epic Volcano Photo Was Shot

While some may think that award-winning photos are simply snapshots created at the right place and right time, there's often a huge amount of time, effort, and dedication that goes into the process. For Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro, it was over 15 years and over 300,000 photos.

Cloud Cam Timelapse Captures Glow of Hawaii Volcano

The Gemini Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea dormant volcano has a cloud camera that's used to monitor sky conditions. But during the ongoing eruption of the Kīlauea volcano, the camera has also been capturing the eruptions dramatic and eerie glow through clouds. Above is a 48-second time-lapse of the glow in the night between May 21st and 22nd.

Timelapse Catches Lava Flow Crossing Road and Consuming Car

The ongoing 2018 lower Puna eruption on the big island of Hawaii has caused lava flows, toxic gases, and earthquakes that have destroyed tens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Professional storm chaser Brandon Clement of WXChasing managed to capture this timelapse of a lava flow crossing a road and engulfing a car in flames.