Yasur Volcano on Tanna Island, VanuatuOf all the events that the world loves to see captured on camera, a volcanic eruption is reasonably high on the list. It’s an explosion of colors and energy, representing the might of Mother Nature. But it’s most likely not an event that people care to witness from too close of a vantage point.
Luckily, human camera operators no longer have to get so “up close and personal” to Mother Nature while she’s in the midst of one of her periodic tantrums. Droneography has rendered even the most volatile and dangerous natural phenomena approachable.
Proof of this is the footage that Shaun O’Callaghan has recently posted on YouTube. He flew a DJI Phantom drone camera straight into the midst of an active volcano. The volcano, which is located on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, can be observed at a very close – and dangerous – range, in all of its smoking glory.
Amazingly, considering how close the drone actually flew to the volcano, O’Callaghan swears that none of his valuable equipment was destroyed, or even affected. This is more proof that drone cameras are quickly becoming the state of the art when it comes to capturing wild nature at its fiercest.
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