Jessica Peterson

White Pocket, Arizona

Arizona must have inspired Dr. Seuss. The rock formations are a sort of confectioner’s design. It’s as if — millennia ago — a giant-sized trow raked across soft red earth with cream cheese. I call White Pocket the plasterwork of the gods. This off-the-beaten-path spot was one of many I visited in May 2016.

Watch my travel film below.


Upper Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend
White Pocket
Vermilion Cliffs
The Grand Canyon

Film by Jessica Peterson. Shot with Sony a7S. Edited in FCPX. Music via

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Marcie Wirtz Cheung

    I totally agree that Arizona must have been Dr. Seuss’ inspiration! I read a lot of Dr. Seuss to my son and it looks exactly like this! My husband went to school in AZ so he always talks about us doing a road trip there. I still haven’t seen the Grand Canyon!

  • travelwithbird

    Beautiful Jessica, as always!
    I have the feeling, your impressions even get from time to time more amazing. I love your video, it is so relaxing and nice to look at. These fantastic colors, the calm sequences and also these closeups of these tadpoles… our earth is so beautiful and that’s why I love to look at such great and unique travel blogs like yours, that show with a very own signature all the inherent natural beauty. P.S. Nice animation of your logo in the video 🙂

  • Clare

    I am so gutted I didn’t have time to do Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe bend when I was in Arizona. Next time though, I won’t be missing it. It looks so beautiful and I can’t wait to get there and visit 🙂

  • Arizona is nuts, look at that first shot, our dream to go there! Just watched your travel film and it’s super well done, it’s dreamy with the music and all. Beautiful grading! Seriously great job on it – this video needs more views! Upload it on Facebook or something!!!

  • Tasha Haley

    What a wonderful film. You managed to capture so many beautiful places in this movie. Love it!

  • Beautiful video! You captured the landscape so perfectly – and I can totally see why you referenced Dr Seuss! It really does look magical and fantastical!

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    Wow! Awe-inspiring video. We have always dreamt of visiting Arizona and capture those postcard perfect pictures. The rock formations and hues look outworldly. Hope to visit them sometime soon.

  • Stunning video, showing the beauty of Arizona. I love the multicolored rock formations, I’d love to photograph these and increase the saturation. The reflection photograph at the top is incredible!

  • Kim @ Those Who Wandr

    Still need to visit Arizona and all of its National Parks. Your travel video was absolutely stunning! Loved the cinematography, can’t believe it was shot on the Sony a7s!

  • Your video is an absolute feast for the eyes! And I love the pic at Horseshoe Bend. I’ve been wanting to visit Antelope Canyon for years. I really need to make it happen to see it in person.

  • Simply stunning and beautiful. So moving. Your ability to film, edit and put your images to music and convey the beauty of a place is just wonderful. You have an undeniable talent and I genuinely love your work.

  • Anete Ilmete

    I’ve never been to Arizona but I already know it’s one of my favorite places in the world. It looks so impressive and powerful. Nature is unbelievable and you have captured that perfectly in the video. Can’t wait to go there. Thanks for reminding me that 🙂


    Beautiful video! Looks like a movie scene with nice sound effects. Red rocks with white clouds looks so perfect in your video with circular motion photography.

  • Joella

    Beautiful film of a beautiful area. I have not visited yet but hope to one day. The film showed amazing color in the rocks it is so gorgeous.

  • Incredible film! You captured the landscapes beautifully with the changing light. I would love to visit Arizona one day soon. It’s amazing all the world have to offer and all we have yet to see.

  • Vyjay Rao

    Fascinating film. The surreal landscapes of Arizona have been captured with loving care. The region has a kind of wild beauty which has been captured beautifully.

  • Neha Verma

    Haven’t been to Arizona yet but heard a lot about the beauty of this place. And your pictures are saying the same. It is such a surreal place. Will definitely want to visit one day.

  • Wow, your video and photos of arizona area amazing! I went this past November and was stunned by the nature myself

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  • Juanita

    Visited several times (daughter and fam live there) but never been to the Grand Canyon. I like Tucson.