Click and drag to explore these 360-degree Virtual Reality projects. Because of YouTube limitations, the videos are only interactive in Firefox and Chrome web browsers. Make sure to select 4K quality if it doesn't happen automatically. On mobile devises, they must be played within the YouTube app, where it's also possible to use Google Cardboard and other VR headsets for optimal immersive viewing. Visit www.jonbrack360.com for my full spread of interactive panoramas and tours.
Midway Atoll's location in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean makes it one of the most isolated places on the planet. It's held many important roles in the past century, first as a telegraph station in the early 1900's and later as a US Navy base from WWII through the Cold War. The Battle of Midway happened 75 years ago at sea near the atoll and has been considered the turning point in the US war with Japan. In recent years, Midway has become a National Wildlife Refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, included as part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, and designated the Battle of Midway National Monument. Only about 40 people live there full-time, though they're greatly outnumbered by the 17 species of seabirds that nest and breed on Midway, including 1.5 million Laysan Albatross. It's also important habitat for the Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Green Sea Turtle.
Use this 6-min Virtual Reality movie to explore what it's like to live on Midway in the modern day. On mobile devises and VR headsets, go here to view on the YouTube app.
Though the skies were cloudy for this year's peak bloom, crowds of visitors still flocked to the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, to see the cherry blossoms in all of their glory. This Virtual Reality time-lapse 360-degree video was shot in three locations on March 25th, 2017. On mobile devises, go here to view on the YouTube app.
Spend 10 minutes cruising the streets of Havana, Cuba, in this 1952 Chevy convertible. On mobile devises, go here to view on the YouTube app.
Explore Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument during this five and a half minute VR movie showing the life of NOAA biologists who live there during summer field seasons. On mobile devises, go here to view on the YouTube app.
The 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred on April 26th, 2016, and National Geographic used my spherical panoramas in their news coverage of the event. Click the picture above for a link to their article or see a selection of those images here.
Experience the Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour, now decommissioned and on display at the California Science Center. Be sure to also explore the entire space shuttle crew module in an interactive panoramic tour here.
Stand above the Treasury at Petra in Jordan looking down on their evening candle performance. See more of Petra in a panoramic tour here.
Enjoy the bold design and mirrored ceiling of Elvis Presley's TV Room in the basement of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Don't miss touring panoramas of the entire mansion here.