A drone captures lava as it flows from the Kīlauea Volcano in Hawai'i.
Mesmerizing Pictures of Lava Flows Seen from the Air, Land, and Sea
Flying too close to the hot lava resulted in a melted camera drone and beautiful images.
In early October, Marom hiked five miles out to Kīlauea Volcano on Hawai'i's "Big Island" with tour guide Erik Storm. (Two months earlier, Storm's action camera was swallowed by lava flows.) Marom, an Israeli photographer and self-proclaimed "lava addict," was keen on capturing aerial shots of the national park's lava flows.
About an hour after the hikers got going, new rivers of lava burst out of the side of the mountain, quadrupling the flows and spurting beyond park boundaries. It's illegal to fly drones in national parks, but since Marom had hiked beyond the boundaries, he cued up his DJI Phantom 4 and sent it zooming through the air.
For the next three hours, Marom captured