Camera Submerged in Hot Lava, Keeps Recording
One day in August 2016, Erik Storm headed to the closest volcano for work.
Storm is the owner and lead guide of Kīlauea EcoGuides, a Hawaiian tour operation that has "Volcano" in its P.O. Box address. He normally treks out to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the "Big Island" three or more times each week to lead tours. On that day in August, he was leading a group of San Francisco tourists, his camera equipment in tow.
During the hike, Storm set down his GoPro HERO4 Black action camera in a crevice that formed when lava seeped over the landscape in 2012. He also has a Nikon camera and accompanies professional photographers on tours of