Molten lava engulfs camera after it falls into volcano crevice – but it miraculously survives and records the entire thing

Phones and cameras are pretty resilient nowadays, but if yours was swallowed up by a volcano, you probably wouldn’t expect it to survive.

Considering they contain lava, which burns at around 1,000c heat, it’s fair to expect lost electrics to fry, burn and melt within a matter of seconds.

So when tour guide Erik Storm managed to lose his GoPro down a small crevice, he thought his footage had been lost forever.

But Mr Storm, who works for Kiluaea EcoGuides , a tour group based in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, decided to see if he could salvage what was left of it.

As the flow of lava came to a standstill and cooled to form a rock, he broke through and managed to grab it.

Speaking to Peta Pixel, he said: “I used a geology rock hammer to pull it out of the lava and thought it was a total loss.

Although the camera had seen better days, it survived and managed to record everything it saw.

It shows one thick, bubble of bright orange lava coming towards the lens as it is engulfed by thick, orange flames.

News Source MirrorNews

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