Watch this volcano destroy a DJI drone!

Watch this volcano gobble a DJI drone!
(Image credit: YouTube: Joey Helms)

An incredible first-person video showing a DJI drone crashing and burning into an erupting volcano has been making waves online. 

A filmmaker was flying the brand new DJI FPV (first-person view) drone around Iceland's newest volcano, Fagradalsfjall in the Geldingadalir valley, to get epic shots of the erupting lava. However, while it may be the best FPV drone around, the DJI was simply no match for the volcano – which swallowed the poor camera whole, as you can see in the video below. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.