It pays to be in the right place at the right time. This time-lapse footage of southern Chile’s Volcano Calbuco erupting back in April really captures the power and visual spectacle of the eruption. It was first time the volcano had erupted in four decades.

The film of the eruption was shot by Martin Heck from Timestorm Films, who says: “We spend the prior couple of days on the neighbouring volcano Osorno (around 20km away) shooting time-lapses. [Then we] headed south to catch the ferry down to Patagonia. After 10min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were we left a few hours ago.”

“Frenetically looking for a good outlook we then rushed to the only non-forested place to get a decent view of the show. We quickly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom-cloud. We shot time-lapses in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. On the Sony A7s we shot 4K video to the Shogun. We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.”

Staff Reporter

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