Drone's Eye View Inside Erupting Volcano

ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee reports on aerial experts flying drones over Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano.
2:31 | 02/04/15

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Drones occupy a funny place in our culture right now. Amazon, as you may know has a controversial plan to use drones to deliver stuff right to your door. Then there's a guy in Washington in trouble for landing his drone near the white house door. But on the positive side, when you put a camera on a drone you can capture amazing images. And tonight, ginger zee takes us into the heart of a volcano. Reporter: Drones, taking us to new heights. From the tops of buildings, to action-packed sporting events, even into Miley Cyrus's back yard. But never before have drones taken us inside an active volcano until today. A monstrous monument of mother nature's power. It's the fissure that erupted atop Iceland's glacier, and it's been active the last seven months. It is subject to eruptions under glaciers. Reporter: Our journey begins here, 30 cases of gear, including a sat dish, a satellite phone and generators. And then, a two-day trek takes us through the harshest and most beautiful terrain on Earth. Vast, vast white landscape. No vegetation or anything. Reporter: As we drive past the lava, you can feel the heat. We were there as the research team set up, a mile away from the crater. And here we are, one of the fissures that come off the volcano, and this is one of the most active, it's still going. It's been going for 230 years. The volcano is what makes this different. It's a chance of a lifetime to come see one of these, and being able to get really, really close, using the drone, hasn't been done before. Reporter: Early this morning we were there as Eric launched his aircraft. The drone taking us within 380 feet of that vibrant lava. Drone technology, literally taking us and America into unchartered territory. For "Nightline," I'm ginger zee in Iceland. Extraordinary pictures, and our thanks to jginger and her full team for that.

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