June 2, 2021 6:24:12 pm
Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano has been erupting since March this year and has attracted nature lovers, adventurists and photographers from around the world. However, one videographer’s quest to get a close-up view of the natural spectacle didn’t go quite as per the plan. The drone he was using to film the molten lave ended up falling into the crater, but not before presenting some mind-blowing footage.
YouTuber and drone pilot Joey Helms recently shared the video of the epic drone crash while it was flying over the exploding lava fountain in the Geldingadalir valley. The stunning footage provided a rare view right into the volcano’s caldera and lava fountain during one of its geyser-like eruptions, the filmmaker claimed on the platform, and netizens couldn’t agree more.
The extraordinary footage showed the moment the drone crashed into Fagradalsfjall volcano’s molten lava, providing a mesmerising yet horrifying close-up view.
Watch the stunning video here:
He explained that in “an effort to get a unique vantage point and perspective into the crater”, his team flew the high-end capable drone as close to the lava river and caldera as possible. “One of it turned out to be it’s very last flight. At least the goggles record a great 1080p image allowing us to actually capture the last seconds the drone saw,” he wrote.
“Around the volcano, you have hot gasses that emit turbulence all around it and hot rocks raining on you,” Helms told Reuters. “Flying these things is tricky.” However, result of his hard work in perilous surroundings has left social media users delighted.
As the clip went viral across social media sites, people said the drone’s ‘sacrifice’ was worth it. It also invariably triggered some jokes and memes as well.
— Avi Ratnani™ (@_dot_avi) June 2, 2021
I’ll never complain about crashing into a tree again.https://t.co/CIt8VcR1yG
— Matt Capon (@MattLCapon) June 2, 2021
The scenery is truly like from a super villain movie.
— ⭐️Leto T. Varian 🏞 (@LetoDoesArt) June 1, 2021
Let’s all spare a thought for the selfless drone that gave its life to bring us this footage. https://t.co/3xCfm1dVlC
— Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (@MajMosegaard) June 1, 2021
This must be what Gollum saw before he found peace. https://t.co/suXaHXtM0H
— MICHAEL JIBSON (@mikejibson) June 1, 2021
This lava is always so mesmerising https://t.co/xeh7VQHPtb
— Richard Conan-Davies (@r_conandavies) June 1, 2021
Drones and cameras let us see amazing things we could never see with our own eyes and survive.
In this case, the drone did not survive either, but it sent back spectacular video of an erupting volcano in Iceland.https://t.co/sMEXoqGo4L
— Anything Smart (@JoeGadway) June 1, 2021
Dangerously beautiful https://t.co/dMvPkSTPXf
— Rylee (@eleven_dlove) June 2, 2021
Virtual way of hell entrance https://t.co/Tk6QWmYURL
— Anna (@itsanazzle) June 2, 2021
Worth the crash 💥
— TARUKA (@TarukaSrivastav) June 2, 2021
Talk about getting up close and personal.
Awesome, beautiful footage.
— CJ. De Rosa (@CJDeR53) June 2, 2021
I think it crashed due to the magnetic effect.
Lava is coming from core where it has mgnetic powers
— Gano Artist (@ArtistGano) June 2, 2021
You were my brother Dronekin! pic.twitter.com/cEFRUARBdQ
— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) June 1, 2021
— Hoggy (@TheHoggy) June 1, 2021
If you listen closely, you can hear the drone say:
I 👏🏼did 👏🏼not 👏🏼give 👏🏼consent 👏🏼to 👏🏼this. https://t.co/B7NdMjFZYH
— Abdulaziz AlSmairi (@alsmairi90) June 1, 2021
— Lockdown Forsyth (@LachlanForsyth) June 1, 2021
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