Cameraman Barely Escapes Lava Splatter (VIDEO)
When you film lava for a living, you’re bound to have a few close calls, and New Zealand cameraman Bradley Ambrose just captured an epic one on camera.
“That was probably my closest call ever to being completely covered in lava bombs,” the self-proclaimed adventure-seeker says in the video above.
Ambrose was filming at the Marum lava lake on the remote volcanic island of Ambrym when a surprise burst of lava almost rained over him. A pulse of gas caused “a huge lava splatter that basically covered this entire area,” Ambrose said. “And I was in the middle of it.”
Ambrose was able to run away quickly enough, but both his camera and the GoPro mounted on his head recorded the intense moment from two points of view.
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According to the video’s description, Ambrose has taken temperatures of previous lava ejections in the area that measured between 600 to 800 degrees Celsius (1,112 to 1,472 degrees Fahrenheit). He has spent the last few years as a breaking news cameraman and adventure photographer, filming extreme weather events from all over the world, including in Siberia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Australia —> Read More Here