The Most Mesmerising Video Of An Exploding Volcano

The Most Mesmerising Video Of An Exploding Volcano

Smoke, lightning, clouds, dramatic score, volcano. It’s not the opening of Lord of the Rings – it’s an amazing video of the Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn erupting, shot by Jon Gustafsson.

Shot from a helicopter just 8km out, right before a 32km radius around the volcano was declared a no-fly zone, Gustafsson says he hasn’t even “really had time to watch the video”. Which is unfortunate, because he’s missing out – especially because he’s possibly one of the few to have been able to capture this kind of footage up close. [Helicopter.IS, Vimeo via Storyful via SoupSoup]