In the event you owned a $1,000 drone, would you fly it into the mouth of a volcano? Properly, you don’t need to, as a result of photographer Garðar Ólafs did it for you. He took his 4K DJI drone so near the mouth of Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall that a part of the drone melted. Fortunately, he caught all of it on video.
The video seems to be like one thing out of a film, with intense orange-red lava, a soot-covered volcano, and a backdrop of snowy white peaks. In an interview with PetaPixel, Ólafs says “I slowly lowered the drone till all I might see was erupting lava, and after I regarded up, I didn’t see the drone anymore.” Yeah dude, you flew it right into a volcano!
Whereas Ólafs’ drone nonetheless flies, considered one of its lights doesn’t work, and a few of its sensors (together with the obstacle-avoidance sensor, which should have been going nuts contained in the volcano) are not useful.
Ólafs lives inside quarter-hour of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is positioned close to Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik. He frequently posts high-quality nature pictures and movies on his Instagram, and sells footage for companies and creatives by way of his firm, Airstock.