I never imagined how difficult it would be to get to a volcanic eruption. It’s not like I pictured a curious herd of people just strolling up to take a look, but I neglected to consider the logistical cartwheels it would take to get permission to visit the Holuhraun fissure in Iceland. The eruption stemmed from the Bárðarbunga volcano and there were fluctuating levels of dangerous gas, the possibility of ice melting in amounts large enough to cause a flood, and of course, a spew of red hot lava.
Most of the videos I work on for my job as a video producer at National Geographic News are short documentaries created specifically for the Internet. I travelled to Iceland with photo