When you send two quadcopters with cameras seriously close to a caldera full of exploding lava, something might melt! In this behind-the-scenes promo by drone maker DJI, director Eric Cheng, photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, and their production team traveled as close as they were allowed to get to Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano, a stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Iceland’s most extensive glacier, to capture the incredible volcanic activity on camera.
Here’s a montage of their footage:
Read more about the project at Wired.Related watching: when a volcano erupts underwater, flying over Yasur Volcano as it erupts, and What is a Volcano?