This GoPro Was Swallowed By Lava, Survived And Recorded The Entire Thing

Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to get consumed by volcanic lava?

Of course you have! Well, we all have and we can finally see for ourselves.

Erik Storm, of Kilauea EcoGuides, a tour group based in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, managed to lose his GoPro camera in a crack that was slowly filling with lava.

GoPro’s are advertised as being imperishable, but nobody could have predicted that a tiny bit of technology would be able to withstand the 1,000°C heat of lava.

After the flow of lava had come to a halt and cooled to form rock, Erik broke through and tried to recover what was left of the camera.

Speaking to Peta Pixel Erik said:

I used a geology rock hammer to pull it out of the lava and thought it was a total loss.

Not only had most of the camera survived, but it had managed to record everything and was still working.

Erik pulled out the SD card, which had also survived and shared the unbelievable footage on YouTube.

According to Erik the camera still works but it has clearly seen better days.

He added:

The camera even still worked although not as well as it did before.

Though this is might sound as a pretty cool story we strongly recommend that you don’t try this yourselves.

Watch the video below:

Image via Petapixel

 

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