Jessica Peterson

I made this video months ago for National Geographic’s Assignment Explorer contest. Sadly, I was not a finalist, but I’m sharing the video because it contains previously unreleased footage from some of the most epic landscapes I’ve seen.

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What’s the most otherworldly landscape you’ve seen?

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Jessica Peterson

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.
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19 Comments

  1. differentdoors
    February 11, 2017 at 1:38 am

    New Zealand looks pretty mind-blowing. We’ve seen equally incredible (but completely different) breathtaking landscapes very near- in Australia a couple of years ago!

  2. James Smith
    February 11, 2017 at 5:28 am

    You have some amazing video footage, you were right to release it so we all can enjoy it. I’d imagine you got some great till shots as well, I’d love to see those too. You have a cool accent by the way!

  3. Mel
    MelReply
    February 11, 2017 at 6:06 am

    What an amazing video. Sorry to hear you didn’t win. Otherworldly landscapes, indeed. Isn’t it cool how we don’t have to leave our planet to find them? I hope you keep making videos.

  4. TravelwithBIRD
    TravelwithBIRDReply
    February 11, 2017 at 7:25 am

    That is a really cool video, I like it a lot! Not only those beautiful landscapes you have in there but also the whole cutting and art direction – truly professional. Additional it gives a way better understanding also of you as a person. Very well done!

  5. Soraya @ Hello Raya
    February 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    What a stunngly beautiful video – those landscapes are just surreal! It feels like I am watching a movie. The videography is just pure magic. I would love to visit the space museum – it sounds fascinating. How cool would it be to one day travel to space!

  6. Sonia Sahni
    Sonia SahniReply
    February 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Such stunning places! Claustrophobia is one reason what many don’t complete their dive certification… have a very close friend who backed out after a day.
    Hope u see many more awesome places in the world!

  7. MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld
    February 12, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Such a stunning beautiful video – if you didn’t win the contest with that I’d hate to think of the standard of what the winner put out! Those landscapes are so surreal and really showcase the beautiful variety that we are lucky to have on this amazing planet and I hope you get to film so many more to share them with the armchair travelers of the world.

  8. Arzo Travels
    Arzo TravelsReply
    February 12, 2017 at 3:19 am

    What a shame you were not a finalist, but great you released it. That video is amazing! The music, the places…. I totally loved it!

  9. Vyjay Rao
    Vyjay RaoReply
    February 13, 2017 at 12:10 am

    What an amazing video footage. Each and every landscape was breathtakingly beautiful. I was blown away by the mysterious beauty of the barren lands. Stunning!

  10. Lauren West
    Lauren WestReply
    February 13, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Dang I can’t believe you weren’t a finalist! The film quality is fantastic–I’m dying to know what you used to film and edit. These shots are giving me some real wanderlust, girl!

  11. 2travellingsisters
    2travellingsistersReply
    February 13, 2017 at 4:39 am

    The video is perfectly done,shame you did not get into finals. I really love the way you have compiled some of the most stunning locations on earth in such a creative way. Havn;t been to any these places, the virtual tour just makes me want to plan a trip to one of them as soon as possible :).

  12. Chris Nash
    Chris NashReply
    February 13, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Some stunning locations. Am I to assume you use a drone for a lot of your footage as well?

  13. Abhinav Singh
    Abhinav SinghReply
    February 14, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Whoa. This was the best video I saw today. It doesn’t matter if it didn’t make it as a finalist. It’s still a brilliant video

  14. Ami Bhat
    February 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Stunning ….Well made video. There is so much of work you have done on it. Sad you did not make it but am sure you will – the next time

  15. Chi
    ChiReply
    February 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    What a stunning video! I’m really into it. All the locations are wonderful! You’re a great filmmaker. I’m really looking forward to reading posts about your videography tips:)

  16. Neha Verma
    Neha VermaReply
    February 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Mindblowing. Each of those landscapes are so stunning. The video is also so professionally done. And that diving scene..I held my breathe..so beautiful and clean.

  17. Tania Mukherjee
    April 28, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Girl! You just gave me goosebumps. I was like OMG I am going to subscribe to her channel now! You inspired me, awed me, I don’t have words enough. I wish we lived close may be I would have turned up to you to provide me video tutorials!

  18. Chandi
    ChandiReply
    April 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! Congrats on a superb video. You know, I have no idea how drones work. Please share!

  19. Vyjay Rao
    Vyjay RaoReply
    May 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

    The video is spectacular and maybe you did not make it to the finals of the Nat Geo contest. However I am sure that you would have missed by a slight margin. I am sure you will make it the next time.

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