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I Melted My Drone Camera Flying Too Close To The Lava Flows Of Mount Kilauea, Hawaii
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I Melted My Drone Camera Flying Too Close To The Lava Flows Of Mount Kilauea, Hawaii

In October 2017 I spent 2 weeks shooting in Hawaii. The first stop was Big Island, where a friend and I shot the lava flows of Kilauea volcano. We hiked about 8 kilometers to reach the red hot lava, which fortunately was flowing outside the boundary of the national park. This enabled me to use my drone and capture unique aerial perspectives of the amazing flows.

An hour into our visit, new lava rivers simply burst straight out of the mountain side, and flowed, diverging and converging, down the slopes. We were truly mesmerized by the unusual display, and spent in all about 3 hours shooting at daytime, sunset and twilight.

At some point, I was noticing the right side of the drone images was getting darker. I continued shooting but when I went back to the apartment, I was surprised to see the plastic inside the drone camera had melted when I was shooting close to the lava! It was worth it, though!

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My poor drone!

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

the only problem with gorgeous photos of lava like this, I WANNA TOUCH IT

Nabilah
Community Member
4 years ago

ikr!

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FlyGirl
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4 years ago

Deep in the land of Mordor, in the Fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master ring to control all others, and into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all.

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Summoning Ifrit (FF8) ♥

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

This was an excellent sacrifice of a drone camera. Hopefully your DJI is like my Aultel Robotics and is replaceable.

Community Member
4 years ago

Rip drone

Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, I'm amazed a drone camera can get photos that sharp, awesome!

Tony Moon
Community Member
4 years ago

As a geologist, I say we need more, more, more volcano imagery! Beautiful shots, thanks so much for sharing!

Kizito
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks for the sacrifice. It was worth it.

Heidi Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Liquid fire.

David
Community Member
4 years ago

AWESOME photos!

Baked Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome

alwright
Community Member
4 years ago

wow the Earth is alive :O

Eyeball
Community Member
4 years ago

Always had a fascination with lava. These are awesome shots! Well worth the damage I would say!

Misterscooter
Community Member
4 years ago

Suffering for its art.

rafiki❤
Community Member
4 years ago

i want to dip my hands in the lava

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, these are truly amazing photos! It was totally worth it to melt your poor drone! Good job drone, good job!

Last2Know
Community Member
4 years ago

Worth it!

Grace Lively
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you ever wanna like...dip your hand in it

JL Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Pelehonuamea

Laila Star
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning. Look what God did!

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

the only problem with gorgeous photos of lava like this, I WANNA TOUCH IT

Nabilah
Community Member
4 years ago

ikr!

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FlyGirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Deep in the land of Mordor, in the Fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master ring to control all others, and into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all.

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Summoning Ifrit (FF8) ♥

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

This was an excellent sacrifice of a drone camera. Hopefully your DJI is like my Aultel Robotics and is replaceable.

Community Member
4 years ago

Rip drone

Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, I'm amazed a drone camera can get photos that sharp, awesome!

Tony Moon
Community Member
4 years ago

As a geologist, I say we need more, more, more volcano imagery! Beautiful shots, thanks so much for sharing!

Kizito
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks for the sacrifice. It was worth it.

Heidi Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Liquid fire.

David
Community Member
4 years ago

AWESOME photos!

Baked Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome

alwright
Community Member
4 years ago

wow the Earth is alive :O

Eyeball
Community Member
4 years ago

Always had a fascination with lava. These are awesome shots! Well worth the damage I would say!

Misterscooter
Community Member
4 years ago

Suffering for its art.

rafiki❤
Community Member
4 years ago

i want to dip my hands in the lava

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, these are truly amazing photos! It was totally worth it to melt your poor drone! Good job drone, good job!

Last2Know
Community Member
4 years ago

Worth it!

Grace Lively
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you ever wanna like...dip your hand in it

JL Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Pelehonuamea

Laila Star
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning. Look what God did!

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