Incredible lava lake video

Filmmaker Geoff Mackley captured this insanely hot footage of Marum Volcano on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Check out the incredible photos on Mackley's site too. (via Dave Pell's NextDraft)


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  1. Impressive stuff. But what’s with the planting of the New Zealand flag at the end — have the Kiwis secretly conquered Vanuatu? 

      1. Yeah I can’t see how that would be any different from incinerating the waste, it’s not like it would fall in and sink to the core of the earth, in fact most of it would burn up before it even touched the lava.

        1. It would incinerate it without cleaning the Flue-gas, without temperature control necessary to insure destruction of most dioxins and furans, without fly ash filters to remove lead, cadmium, copper, zinc and so on, in a dangerous and instable environment that doesn’t allow for the removal of the 15 to 20% of waste resulting. 
          Active volcanoes are also not typically located conveniently near population centers.

  2. Dude! Step away from the edge! It’s not like you can’t see what’s going on from a little further away.

  3. Amazing what a long lens on a foreground subject can do to the size of a background. :D

    Once I found out Krakatoa was actually WEST of Java I don’t believe any of this stuff anymore.

  4. hey – uh, bill? we need a sense of scale here. could you go and needlessly endanger your life by standing at the mouth of hell? thanks.

    oh and craig – go and plant a flag like a dick.

  5. Now I think LOTR didn’t make their cg lava awesome enough.

    The scale and violence of the lava is unbelievable. I could not stand there with that pressing my “get the fuck out of there” button.

  6. Forget Geoff Mackley, this John Seach guy from volcanolive is awesome! He time travels!

    “The photographer from this website obtains photographs at great expense, and time traveling to dangerous and remote areas. Material from Volcano Live website may not be used for any purpose. Any infringement of copyright will be vigorously pursued.”

  7. I see from his site that he is claiming that MSN have used his footage without attribution and wont pay him for it.

  8. Even allowing for the fact that the cameraman is standing way back and using a really long lens, that’s a scarily big and active lava lake to be standing near to.

  9. A magnificent video, right up to the planting of the fu**ing flag. I cannot believe the authors of this fine video are so bereft of intelligence. As if that power of fire cares for any flag! They don’t get it.

  10. Hey Frank.  Listen, we need something to add some perspective.  Climb down and stand on that ledge down there.  Yes, down there.  Good lad, Frank.

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