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Video: BBC Camera Crew Gets Caught in Volcanic Eruption

A BBC camera crew was on Mount Etna in Sicily on Thursday when the volcano suddenly erupted while cameras were rolling. The resulting footage shows the terrifying moments in which journalists and tourists fled from the explosion that rained down super hot rocks.

This Photo Captures Lava, Milky Way, Meteor, and Moon in a Single Shot

Adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II captured something truly extraordinary a couple of weeks ago. While hiking around Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii one night in September, he managed to capture the moon, the milky way, a meteor, and flowing lava in a single frame.

Supermodel Captures Her Intense Wingsuit Flight Over an Active Volcano

She's done a fashion shoot mid-skydive and mid-BASE jump, but supermodel and extreme athlete Roberta Mancino's latest exploit doesn't involve dressing up in fancy clothing while plummeting to the Earth. Instead, she strapped some GoPros to herself and took a wingsuit flight over an active volcano.

8K Patagonia Time Lapse Combines 100,000 Medium Format Photos

Time and again photographer Martin Heck has captured our attention by pushing the time lapse envelope. We've featured two of his 4K time lapses in the past, and today we get to show you something even more stunning: his 8K Patagonia time lapse captured entirely on a medium format camera.

This is What Happens When a Camera Gets Dropped in Lava

Ever wonder what happens to a camera if you accidentally drop it into a volcano's molten lava? Well, wonder no more, because some poor photographer found out the hard way.

Photographer Amanda Stevens was working at Samy's Camera in Pasadena, California, this past weekend when she came across this Sony Alpha mirrorless camera that had been destroyed by lava damage.

Shooting the ‘World’s Hottest Kiss’ with Pouring Rain and Flowing Lava

A few years ago, husband and wife photographers Ed and Dallas Nagata White captured the Internet's imagination with a spectacular photo of a passionate kiss in the midst of pouring rain and flowing lava.

Seeker Stories recently caught up with the photographers to learn more about the story behind the shot. The 2.5-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at how the viral photo came to be.

Photos of the Glowing Sulfur Inside Indonesia’s Blue Fire Volcano Crater

The Ijen group of volcanoes in East Java, Indonesia, features a popular tourist destination called the Blue Fire Crater. Molten sulfur and sulfuric gas emerge from cracks in the crater, causing large blue flames and streams of glowing blue "lava."

Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu visited the volcano last month, capturing both its majesty from afar and its mesmerizing blue flows from up close.

A 4K Timelapse of the Calbuco Volcano That Exploded Over Chile

When the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted back in April, one photographer captured footage from the moment of explosion and another one managed to shoot a short time-lapse sequence of the plumes. German time-lapse photographer Martin Heck of Timestorm Films just released an amazing video of his own.

Above is his 2.5-minute time-lapse titled "Calbuco," which has gotten quite a bit of attention on the Internet over the past few days since it was published.

Tourist Captures the Exact Moment Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts

When the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted earlier this week, a number of photographers in the region pulled out their cameras and shot photos and videos of what was going on for the world to see. One particular tourist, on the other hand, managed to snag something quite special: footage of the exact moment the eruption occurred.

Multiple Camera Drones Were Lost for This Imagery of a Volcano’s Insides

Explorer Sam Cossman recently employed the help of multiple drones to capture photos and footage of the Marum Crater in an active volcano on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. He ended up losing multiple drones in the process, but he left the island with spectacular images that will help provide a better understanding of the volcano and the life that exists around it.

Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn't make it off.

Now, in the aftermath of the disaster, damaged cameras and phones are yielding photos that offer a glimpse into what things were like on the slopes just moments before the rumbling began.

Photographer Flies Drone So Close to Volcanic Eruption it Melts the Face of His Camera

Drone photography and videographer is allowing image makers to capture footage that would have been impossible to shoot just a few years ago. Case in point: never before could a photographer get so close to a volcanic eruption that the face of his or her gear melted!

But now, if you're brave enough and responsible enough to do it right, you can do just that... and capture some never-before-possible footage in the process.

Papua New Guinea Volcanic Eruption and Shockwave Captured on Camera from Nearby Boat

It's been an admittedly volcano-heavy week here on PetaPixel, but it's hard to pass up the opportunity to share amazing aerial photographs of erupting Icelandic volcanoes, GoPro video taken at the fiery edge of a volcano where only a few people have ever stood and, finally, the footage above of a volcano in Papua New Guinea going "BOOM!" in very literal terms.

Explorer Captures What It’s Like to Rappel Down Into an Active Volcano

We've seen photographers get VERY close to active volcanoes and lava flow -- be it from air, land or sea -- but explorers Sam Cossman and George Kourounis take the unbelievably hot cake with their recent expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater, an active, incredibly dangerous volcano found in the Republic of Vanuatu.

Star Trails, Fog, Volcanoes and a Meteor: A Spectacular 270-Image Composite

270 photographs and a total exposure time of two hours and fifteen minutes went into creating this stunning composite photograph of an Indonesian landscape complete with an erupting volcano, a steaming caldera, a meteor, copious amounts of fog and beautiful light trails created by cars traveling below the fog.