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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

FlyGirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Silent Skeleton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

FlyGirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Summoning Ifrit (FF8) ♥

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