These Drones Flew Over a Lake of Lava — And the Results Are Literal Fire
White House lawn, check. Restricted airspace, check. Liquid hot magma? Check.
Photographer and drone enthusiast Eric Cheng flew his DJI Inspire 1 drone into an erupting volcano in Iceland and the footage is lit.
The quadcopter whirred over the lava lake, part of the Holohraun lava field that is nearly equal in size to Manhattan, Bancroft TV reported. The drone nearly melted during the mission. Better an unmanned aerial vehicle than human flesh.