Daredevil Drone

Friday March 21, 2014 Written by Chris

Flying low over an exploding volcano in Vanuatu, this video is an awesome reminder that unmanned aircraft aren’t just about dropping bombs and spying on your neighbours: sometime they can capture amazing footage we’re too damned scared to. Given how close it gets to the hot stuff it’s surprising it lived to tell the tale, and scored some impressive YouTube hits in the process. (Tip: for a better viewing experience, mute the dub-step soundtrack and pair with something a little less overwrought, like Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.)

Image: Tony Rush