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Erupting Mount Bromo

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Bromo eruption

diamondsky

Check out this spectacular drone video of one of Indonesia's most famous volcanoes in a state of eruption, compliments of contributor diamondsky.  Mt. Bromo is the centerpiece of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java.  The mountain, which occupies an important place in Hindu culture, has a peak elevation of about 2.3k meters or around 9.1k ft. above sea level.  The vocano has emitted smoke almost continuously in recent years and has erupted several times, including an explosion in 2004 which killed two people.  

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

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Tears of Pele

haussmannvisuals

In the Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of fire, volcanoes, and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands themselves. In this piece, top contributor haussmannvisuals captures the essence of Pele via the errupting Kilauea Volcano off the Big Island with his DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Mavic Pro.  Like a true professional, he waited three years for this moment and made sure to fly in a legal fly zone.  His hard work paid off in this spectacular video, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week in late 2018.

Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

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Best place in Indonesia- Mount Bromo

Sandrine Hecq

Top contributor Sandrine Hecq collaborated with the Indonesia tourism board to create this stunning video from the Mt. Bromo volcano, one of the country's top attractions.  The mountain is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, on the country's most populous island.  The mountain, which has a peak elevation of about just over 2.3k meters above sea level (about 7.6k ft.), has been in a state of near-eruption for much of the past few years.  This video was a DVOW nominee in June 2019  

Mt. Etna, Sicily

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Welcome to Hell - Drones over Etna

haussmannvisuals

Sicily's Mt. Etna is one of the earth's most active volcanoes.  In the 1990s, it was added to the list of 'Decade Volcanos' by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). This project was initiated by the United Nations to prepare for disasters created by volcanoes; Etna was selected due to its recent activity and the risk presented to nearby residents.  In this aerial video, drone pilot Haussmannvisuals provides a rare look inside the colossal landmark.

Paricutin, Mexico

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Paricutin Volcano

Postandfly

Top contributor Postandfly created this fascinating drone video of one of the geological wonders of Mexico: the Parícutin volcano.  Situated in the state of Michoacán, it's considered the most famous cinder cone volcano in the world.  Cinder cone volcanoes arise from eruptions through a single vent, which is usually part of a larger volcano.  Parícutin was born in an eruption that began in 1943 and continued for about nine years, although this type of volcano will not erupt again. This video won DVOW in August, 2019.

Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines

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Mount Pinatubo Philippines

Jc Gellidon

Contributor Jc Gellidon created this amazing drone video of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, the site of one of the most explosive volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.  Fortunately, there was sufficient warning such that most of the people directly in harm's way were evacuated and thus avoided injury when the explosion occurred on June 15, 1991.  The eruption pushed over 30 billion tons of dust and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, disrupting the global climate for at least two years thereafter.  

Vesuvio: Destroyer of Pompeii

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Vesuvio

feola.mike

Mt. Vesuvius (Vesuvio) in southern Italy is amongst the world's most important volcanoes from a historical perspective.  More or less dormant since the 1940's, it is credited with the most famous volcanic event in history.  In 79 AD, a major eruption more or less wiped out four major Roman towns, the most notable of which was Pompeii.  Contributor and pilot feola.mike used a DJI drone to create this beautiful video of the great mountain, still considered one of the more dangerous volcanoes on earth. 

Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines

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Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines.

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Part of the Ring of Fire, Kanlaon is one of the most active volcano in the Philippines. With an altitude of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it's the highest peak on Negros and indeed in the entire Vasayan Islands region.  From the waterfalls at the base, to the Margaja Valley caldera and rocky Lugud crater, the Canlaon volcano brings new meaning to the saying, "beautiful but deadly."  Contributor NAVA flew over the top of this marvel, creating one of the most-viewed drone videos on AirVuz.  

Japan's Mt. Fuji

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Mt. Fuji, Japan

earthspace101

Contributor Earthspace101 used a drone to give us this beautiful view of Japan's highest mountain.  The mighty Mt. Fuji is a volcanic mountain which stands about 3.8k meters (12.4 ft.) above sea level on Honshu.  The mountain is known not just for its height but for its geometric near-perfection; the shape of its cone is nearly symmetrical.  Of immense cultural significance in Japan, on clear days the peak of the mountain can be seen from 100 km (about 60 mi) away in Tokyo.  It last erupted in 1708.

Ecuador's Cotapaxi Volcano

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Cotopaxi Volcano by Drone

rufo_adventure

Contributor and pilot Rufo_Adventure created an amazing drone video of Ecuador's Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest volcanoes in the world.  Part of the Andes, the peak of the mountain stands at 5.9k meters (19.3k ft) above sea level, making it the second highest peak in Ecuador after Mt. Chimborazo.  It's also one of the most active, with about 50 known eruptions in the past 250 years, most recently in 2016.  The video was taken as part of an  expedition that reached the south summit of the mountain.    

Mexico City's Iztaccihuatl

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Adventure Hike at Iztaccihuatl - Popocatepetl National Park

Nomade World

Behold this stunning drone video of Iztaccihuatl, one of the most famous of Mexican volcanoes.  Iztaccihuatl is known as the "twin" to the adjacent volcano of Popocatepetl.  The two mountains form part of the Valley of Mexico, which is the home of Mexico City,  The two mountains are closely tied to the history of the Aztec tribe which once occupied most of Central Mexico.  The names of the two peaks refer to an Aztec warrior and a princess, although there are several different version of the story that transpired between them.  

Mt. Chimborazo: Ecuador's Mightiest Volcano

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Middlemost Andes of Ecuador

QUILICO DRONES

Conributor and drone pilot Qualico Drones gives us a marvelous view of a portion of the Andes Mountains in Central Ecuador.  The centerpiece of this is Mt. Chimborazo.  This volcanic mountain stands 6.3k meters (about 20.7k ft.) above sea level, making it the highest mountain in this South American country.  The mountain is part of the Cordillera Occidental range, which is a sub-range of the Andes.  The peak of this monster can be seen from Guayaquil, the capital city which lies 140 km (about 85 miles) away! 

Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica

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Irazu Volcano

FlyStudioCR

Costa Rican drone pilot Flystudio CR gives us an amazing drone video of the active Irazú Volcano, situated in the middle of the country.  Using his drone, he gives us an amazing bird's eye view of the series of craters which sit atop the volcano, the highest in Costa Rica, which is situated in a national park.  On rare clear days, it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east from the summit!   The volcano has a peak elevation of just over 3.2k meters (about 11.2k ft.).

Guatemala's Great Volcanoes

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Active Volcano Fuego and Acatenango in Guatemala Central America

OOO Photography

Contributor OOO Photography created this stunning drone video of two active volcanoes in the Central American nation of Guatemala.  Volcán de Fuego is the more recently active of the two.  It lies to the west of the historical city of Antigua near the center of the country.  It is almost always active and has erupted frequently.  Acatenango, the second volcano, is joined to Volcán de Fuego in the same masif.  Acatenango's only known eruptions occurred in the 20th century, most recently in 1972.  

Mexico's Volcán de Colima

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Colima Fire Volcano

DronesColima

Here's an amazing view of one of Mexico's most well-known volcanoes, compliments of contributor Dronescolima. Volcán de Colima is situated in the state of Colima in the west-central part of the country.  It's one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having erupted at least 40 times in recorded history.  With a peak elevation of 3.8k meters (about 12.5k ft.), it is situated in the states of Colima and Jalisco.  It's part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt which runs through the middle of the country.  

Erupting Volcano in Stromboli, Italy

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Isola del Fuoco - Island of fire

haussmannvisuals

Top conrtributor Haussmannvisuals, profiled in a December, 2018 Drone Dish segment, created this stunning drone video of the island of Stromboli, just off the coast of Sicily.  One of the Aeolian Islands which sit between Sicily and the Italian mainland in the Tyrrhenian Sea, it's home to one of the country's three active volcanoes.  Said volcano is on full display here in its state of near-constant minor eruption, along with other beautiful sites like a lighthouse topped islet just offshore.     

Indonesia's Ijen Volcano Complex

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The Road to Kawah Ijen

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Ijen is a complex of volcanoes lying on the eastern end of Java, the most populous of the 17k+ islands in the Indonesian archipelago.  The volcano is known for a highly unusual looking blue colored fire in one of the craters, which is due to the presence of sulphur in sufficient quanities that it's mined here.  Award winning aerial cinematographers Nava Visual Communication flew a drone over the various volcano craters, and seeing the aerial video is akin to taking a virtual hike on the road to Kawah Ijen.

Volcanic Eruption in Sumatra

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Droning a Volcano Eruption

AerialRhianna

Contributor and drone pilot AerialRhianna was able to aerially capture an eruption of Mt. Sinabung, a very active volcano in the north central part of the gigantic island of Sumatra in Indonesia.  After four centuries of dormancy, the volcano began erupting again in 2010.  This video was filmed during an eruption event in 2013, which casued the evacuation of almost 4,000 people.  There were further eruptions in 2014 and 2016;  the latter case, an eruption killed seven people who were in the area.  

Lava Lake in Central Africa

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Nyiragongo Volcano: World's Largest Lava Lake

Yassin Skartt

Contributor and pilot Yassin Skartt created this amazing drone video of Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the most spectacular natural sites in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa.  It's in the Virunga Mountains, just west of the country's border with Rwanda.  With an altitude of about 3.5k meters (around 11.4k ft.) above seal level, the mountain is home to a lava lake which varies in depth but which at times is the largest such lake in the world as measured by volume.  

Eruption on Réunion Island

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Around the Volcano

Christian CUVELIER

Réunion Island, a French territory, lies in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar.  It's one of the more populous islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, with a bit under a million inhabitants.   The island was formed by two volcanos, one of which is still active.  As in, very active, with red-hot lava spewing about.  Top contributor Christian Cuvelier flew his drone over and around the mountain which dominates this tiny tropical paradise.  Prepare to be astounded by the bird's eye views of an active volcano.   

Eruption of Chile's Calbuco Volcano

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The Awakening of Nature: Calbuco Volcano Eruption 2015

mavdrone

Contributor and pilot Mavdrone used a DJI drone to create this breathtaking video of the Calbuco Volcano, which lies along the Pacific coast of Chile in the region of Los Lagos.  Dormant since the early 1970's, the volcano erupted in a spectacular fashion in 2015.  Contributor Mavdrone was able to fly a drone over the volcano as it was erupting at that time, creating a memorable aerial video of this geological beast.  The mountain is situated in the heart of the Andes Mountains system, which runs down the western side of the continent.  

Soufrière Saint Vincent: Caribbean Volcano

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La Soufrière: A Volcano Hike on Saint Vincent Island

www.aerialnorway.com

For volcano lovers seeking a Caribbean island vacation, the go-to spot is the tiny island of St. Vincent.  The primary island of the soverign nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it's dominated by the Soufrière Saint Vincent  volcano.  The mountain towers over the northern part of the island, rising to a peak of 1.2k meters (just over 4k ft.) above sea level.  In this video from Aerial Norway, you'll get a great bird's eye view of the volcano, one of the highest mountains in the Caribbean.  

Canary Islands: Volcán de Arena

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Sand Volcano

LRM Videos

LRM Videos used a combination of ground camera and drone footage to create this amazing video of Volcán de Arena, one of the volcanoes of Fuerteventura in Spain's Canary Islands.  This is one of a half dozen volcanoes on this island, which is situated due east of Gran Canaria, off the coast of North Africa.   The video features dramatic sweeping shots of the crater, time lapses, and even a peak at a large predatory bird.  The number of active volcanoes is a function of their relatively young geological age.

Volcanoes of the South Pacific

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Vanuatu & Nouvelle Calédonie from above

AirDroner

In the Melanesia region of the South Pacific Islands, the most prominent groups of islands are Vanuatu and New Caledonia.  While New Caledonia remains a French dependency at least through 2018, Vanatu (located about 540 km or 350 mi. away) is now a fully sovereign nation and independent from France.  Content creator and drone pilot AirDroner created this epic aerial tour of these tropical islands, which includes footage of some of the still-active volcanoes which produced them by rising up from the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

Mexico's Citlaltépetl

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Chalenging Hike at Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl)

Nomade World

Contributor and pilot Nomade World used a drone to capture a memorable hike on Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), otherwise known as the highest mountain in Mexico.  The dormant (but not extinct) volcano is situated on the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt that defines so much of the geography of the country.  The mountain's peak stands about 5.6k meters (about 18.5k) ft. above sea level, making it the third highest peak in North America.  Orizaba is the world's second most prominent volcanic peak.  

Mt. Agung, Bali, Indonesia

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Mt. Agung Eruption 27.11. 2017

Sky Marshal

Top contributor Sky Marshall was able to aerially capture the eruption of Mt. Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali.  Located in the east-central part of the island, Agung is the tallest mountain on the island, with a peak elevation of just over 3k meters (just under 10k ft.).  The volcano is quite active, having erupted spectacularly in 1963-4, killing over a thousand people. Its most recent activity beginning in 2017 has not been as dramatic, but nevertheless is considered quite threatening.   

Colombia's Volcán de Puracé

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Volcán de Puracé

la.drones

Behold this amazing drone video of one of Colombia's most active volcanoes, compliments of top contributor la.drones.  Volcán de Puracé is located in the Puracé National Natural Park, in the western part of this South American country.  The stratovolcano is part of the Cordillera Central, one of the sub-ranges of the Andes which run through Colombia.  Standing over 4.6k meters (just over 15.2k ft.) the volcano has exploded many times in modern history, most recently in 1977.

Mt. Papandayan, Java

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Mount Papandayan - Indonesia

aqwamhm

Check out this amazing drone video of Mount Papandayan on the island of Java in Indonesia.  It's a stratovolcano located southeast of Bandung, the capital of the West Java region and the third largest city of Indonesia.  Papandayan's peak has an elevation of just under 2.7k meters 9about 8.7k ft.), making it one of the taller volcanoes on Java.  The volcano had erupted catastrophically in 1772, killing thousands.  After remaining quiet for over two centuries, it's been active again early in the 21st century.

FPV Flight through a Volcano

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Pele's daemon - Flowing lava fpv flight

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Only a couple weeks before the volcanic eruption on Big Island in Hawaii, AirVūz sponsored and Drone Racing League pilot first person view (FPV) pilot Gab707 flew over the flowing lava before it erupted in spectacular fashion! Flying a quad above an active lava field ain't easy business, though.  Gab had to trek for hours through tough terrain, fight strong winds, and avoid steamy volcanic chimneys in order to share this epic drone footage with us.  Enjoy the unique vantage point provided by this long range flight!

Mexico's Nevado de Toluca

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Nevado de Toluca

Horacio_rdgz

One of Mexico's most important geographical features is the Trans-Mexican Vocanic Belt, which (as the name suggests) is a line of (mostly active) volcanoes which cuts across the width of the south-central part of the country and is home to some of the highest mountains in North America.  The fourth-tallest of these mountains, and the subject of this beautiful drone video, is Nevado de Toluca.  This now-dormant stratovolcano has a peak elevation of almost 4.7k meters or just over 15.3k ft. above sea level. 

Chile's Osorno Volcano

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Vulcão Osorno - Chile

DRONEAVENTURA

Top contributor and pilot DRONEAVENTURA used a drone to aerially capture a climb to the top of one of the most famous volcanoes in South America.  Chile's Osorno Volcano is situated in two provinces of the Los Lagos region of the country, which is about two-thirds of the way down the country's length.  Its peak altitude is about 2.65k meters (around 8.7k ft.).  The volcano is known not so much for its height as its shape; its conical profile is often compared to Japan's near-perfectly formed Mt. Fuji.

Indonesia's Mt. Sindoro

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Crater of Mount. Sindoro

Jeremy1975

Indonesia's Mount Sundoro goes by several names: Sindara, Sindoro, or Sundoro. It is an active stratovolcano, meaning that it's been built up by many layers of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and ash. Mount Sundoro is located in Central Java, one of the regions of Indonesia's most populous islands.  The volcano has had mostly mild-to-moderate eruptions in the past. See the volcano for yourself from a bird's eye perspective in this awesome drone video by content creator and pilot Jeremy1975.

Japan's Kusatsu-Shirane

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Japan

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Check out this drone video of a well-known active volcano in Japan, compliments of contributor and pilot Mtaka3939.  It's called Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, and it's located in the Gumma Prefecture in the Kantō region of east-central  Honshu.  The summit of the stratovolcano consists of a complex system of cones and crater lakes.  It has a peak elevation of about 2.15k meters or a bit over 7.1k ft. above sea level.  In early 2018, a person was killed in an avalanche caused by a minor eruption of the mountain.  

Merapi: Indonesia's Most Dangerous

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Mount Merapi

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Of Indonesia's many active volcanoes, the most active (and potentially the most dangerous) is Mt. Merapi.  It is situated near the middle of the island of Java, on the border between the provinces of Cenral Java and Yogyakarta.  With a peak elevation of just under 3k meters above sea level (around 9.7k ft.), the volcano has been erupting regularly for over 400 years.  As of 2019, it's one of 16 Decade Volcanoes thought to be the world's most dangerous.  You can check it out from a bird's eye in this drone video by drone_ulun.  

Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's Volcan Masaya

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Check out this epic aerial view of the famous Masaya volcano in the Central American republic of Nicaragua, compliments of contributor ryanscotthoag.  It's actually a caldera (a system of volcanoes) and it's located a short distance south of the country's capital in Managua.  It's a highly complex system that has many vents and craters.  Continually emitting sulfur gas, the volcano has a peak altitude of about 635 meters (around 2.1k ft.).  Check it out from a unique perspective in this drone video by katie.j11.

Volcanoes of Sicily

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Sicily´s Volcanoes by Drone 4K

OnFocus

Located just off the toe of Italy, Sicily is home to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. The volcano is also the tallest mountain in Italy south of the Alps and is surrounded by the Etna National Park.  The rich volcanic soil around it makes for excellent grape growing, making it one of the islands great wine-producing regions. Facts aside, this Drone Video of the Week Nominee by OnFocus gives us a unqiue look at all the beauty the region has to offer. 

Mexico City's Volcanic "Twins"

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Hiking Popocatépetl & Iztaccihuatl National Park

Nomade World

Nomade World used a drone to record some epic hiking around two of Mexico's most famous volcanoes. Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl are neighboring mountains which loom over Mexico City from the south.  They are the country's #2 and #3 highest peaks, respectively, Popocatépetl (which is still active) having an altitude of 5.4k meters (17.8k ft.).  They are possibly the most famous stratovolcanoes in literature; both mountains feature prominently in Malcolm Lowry's 1947 classic Under the Volcano.

Profile of Hausmannvisuals

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The Drone Dish: haussmannvisuals

The Drone Dish

In this segment of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with top drone pilot Daniel Haussmann, aka Haussmannvisuals.  Hailing from Germany, Daniel has traveled the world, from the Faroe Islands to Italy to southern China, to make amazing cinematic drone videos from some of the most fascinating places on earth.  His video "Hong Kong- Reach the Sky" has been nominated as a Finalist for the Second Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cities category.  Watch the segment find out what it's like to fly over the volcanoes of Sicily!  

Volcano Compilation Video

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Epic Volcanoes Around the World 🌋

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Drones are giving us an up close look at some of the world’s oldest and most dangerous volcanoes.  In celebration of some of the best drone views of volcanoes ,the team at AirVūz compiled this video including views of Kanloan Volcano in the Philippines, Mount Batur in Indonesia, Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion Island,  Mount Sinabung in Indonesia, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Mount Bromo in Indonesia.  Check out the full Volcanoes collection on the AirVuz website to see all of the videos used for the collection.  

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