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 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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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Mel

    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.

  • TravelwithBIRD

    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!

  • 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!

  • Sonia Sahni

    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!

  • 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.

  • Arzo Travels

    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!

  • Vyjay Rao

    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!

  • Lauren West

    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!

  • 2travellingsisters

    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 :).

  • Chris Nash

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

  • Abhinav Singh

    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

  • 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

  • Chi

    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:)

  • Neha Verma

    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.