The Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s La Palma island has been belching lava and ash for more than five weeks now. Many have tried to take a closer look, including a DJI Mini 2 drone that miraculously survived to tell the tale but got lost when its battery died over a thicket. The story doesn’t end here, though…

As we saw with Fagradalsfjall in Iceland earlier this year, volcanoes hold a special attraction for drone pilots. When they aren’t sleeping, they’re almost like living beings, constantly changing in appearance and behavior. Drones, meanwhile, have this special ability to visit these creatures up close and capture them on camera like never before.

We have highlighted plenty of volcano drone videos on this site, but none that take us as close to the crater on La Palma as this one does. It comes from the YouTube channel “Sunsets Sweden,” and though there isn’t a lot more information about the creator on the channel, we do know that the pilot…

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Source: dronedj.com