George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.
It was a “window into hell, Dramatic and violent.”
(Check out the amazing footage, posted on the internet this week by Cossman and taken with a GoPro, as well as with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Sony NX Cam, in the video below.)
Kourounis is a documentarian, and last month, he and Sam Cossman, an explorer and filmmaker, jumped into the Marum crater, located in an active volcano in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific — and the fearless explorers brought cameras in with them to capture their momentous adventure.
“Going down into the crater of Marum has been a dream of mine for many years,” he said in an interview.