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Drone captures close-up footage of epic volcano eruption

"The drone flew right through it! Literally as close as it could get. It even got hit by lava!"

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By Jessica Hehir-Smith via SWNS

These images show the stunningly beautiful, but potentially deadly Meradalir eruption at the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.

Adventure traveller Hugo Healy, 26, stood 984 feet from the site and sent his brand new drone and GoPro 10 into the eruption.

Hugo, a professional drone pilot from Brighton, wanted to get his drone as close to the lava as possible to allow people to experience the power of nature like never before.

“I wanted to fully immerse the viewers inside the volcano and leave them to question whether it was real or not!," he said.

“I think I was successful. The drone flew right through it! Literally as close as it could get. It even got hit by lava!

“I tried to capture it again, so took the drone out for a few more flights. But it was taken down by the exploding molten rock and burst into a ball of flame, never to be seen again!

“Fortunately I swapped the SD card every flight so I didn’t lose any of the footage and people could enjoy the volcano just like I did. I am so glad about the final result!”

This video was filmed on August 12, 2022.

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