This is what cameras are made for: recording a spectacular volcano eruption
These days, it seems like if someone has a camera they either use it for something so extreme it is X-Treme, or it is used to record something silly. There are more videos of people getting kicked in the nuts than one person can watch in their entire life. Everyone once in a while though, someone gets it right.
On April 22, 2015, the Calbuco volcano in Southern Chile erupted for the first time in 40 years. No one was hurt, and thankfully those nearby had a little bit of time to prepare.
As soon as signs of an eruption were apparent, the people behind Timestorm Films were able to get into place and take plenty of footage. Using time lapse photography, they captured the eruption in incredible fashion.
The volcano is located in Patagonia, near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. The Timestorm team set up on the neighboring volcano of Osorno, some 20 kilometers away. The team tried a few different locations before settling on nearby non-forested area, and there they saw a plume of smoke that covered the horizon and rose some 40,000 feet in the air.
Timestorm then proceeded to shoot hours of 8K and 4K footage. The result is the edited timelapse video below, which was posted to Vimeo.
The footage is spectacular. Much better than a clip of a guy getting hit in the nuts. Well, a little better at least. Check it out below.