An illegally flown drone gives scale to next to a lava tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Andrew Studer recently captured this amazing shot of a (Phantom?) drone flying very close to a lava spout in Hawaii National Park. On Facebook Andrew said:

Shot this photo of some random person illegally flying their drone near a fire hose in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. As frustrating as it was that they were flying, I wanted to share this photo with the drone in it as I feel like it helps give a little bit of scale to just how massive the spout and explosions are. Please remember that in most situations it’s still illegal to fly a drone in National Parks

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National Park video on Instagram

Interestingly though the day after Andrew took his photo, this video clip emerged on Instagram… Was that footage taken with the same (Phantom) drone that we see in Andrew’s photo?

What do you think? Please let us know in the comments below.

Lave flowing into the water 🌋(📷: @shainblumphotography 🎶: @jteveringham)

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Photo credit: Ander Studer. If you’d like to see more of Andrew Studer’s work you can do so on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Btw – DroneDJ does not support any illegal activity with drones, nor do we want to be seen as encouraging any dangerous, illegal or plain stupid activities with (or without) drones.

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