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Take 15 seconds of your time to watch a drone fly by an erupting volcano

A volcano in Iceland called Fagradalsfjall had been dormant for 6,000 years. Then it erupted a few days ago.

It just so happens that a lot has changed in 6,000 years, such as the fact we humans have drones. So, of course, drone pilots like Bjorn Steinbekk are flyings theirs right into the molten lava.

Just watch; it’s worth 15 seconds of your time.

Somehow, the drone survived flying right past chunks of lava spewing into the sky.

Good thing too, because that drone just so happens to be the pricey new DJI FPV. I said that drone looked ‘stupid fun’ in my announcement post, but even this is more than I was expecting quite so soon. I imagine DJI is going to be want to use that footage in an ad any minute now.

Have a few more seconds? Here’s some more the-floor-is-actually-lava goodness:

What about four minutes? Here are some stunning overhead flybys set to some calming music.

Though Steinbekk says he thought he would never see his drone again after that close flyby in the first clip, “sometimes you just need to let go and go for it,” he says in the description to one of his other videos. Lucky for us that he did.

Via The Verge

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Published March 23, 2021 — 01:22 UTC

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