How A Film Crew Captured Four Simultaneous Volcanic Eruptions

A volcano erupting on its own is no big deal; they're like earthquakes, no one cares unless it's catastrophic. But to have four separate volcanic cones — each fed by separate magma sources — all erupting within 180km of one another simply doesn't happen. Ever. This must be what witnessing Haley's Comet was like.

The Moscow-based Airpano film crew captured the spectacular scenes of the Tolbachick volcano above after rushing to the barren wastes of the Kamchatka Peninsula after a shoot of Mumbai's five-star hotels.

After battling -31C air temperatures, boot-sole-melting ground temps and stiff 15m/s winds, the team was able to utilise a pair of RC hex-drones and capture generate this incredible panorama of the area. It's absolutely breathtaking. [Airpano via Spiegel via Metafilter]

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