Click and drag to explore these 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) projects. Interactive viewing is only possible in Firefox and Chrome web browsers (not Safari) and look best after selecting 4K quality under "Settings." Use the YouTube app on mobile devises, or go further and select the Google Cardboard icon to experience inside of any VR headset. 

Visit www.jonbrack360.com for a full spread of my interactive panorama tours.

 

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Research in Virtual Reality:

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales were listed as endangered in 2008 and have an estimated population of only 328 individuals as of 2016. Part of their habitat includes the Eagle River Flats Range on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) north of Anchorage, Alaska. The Department of Defense (DoD) works in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) to research the whales in those waters.

Join JBER and NOAA scientists in this Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree video short-form documentary while they study these whales from both a boat and while ashore. On mobile devises and VR headsets, go here to view on the YouTube app.

For more information about Cook Inlet Beluga Whales, visit https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/pr/ci-belugas.

 

Bridget's Story, with Project HOPE in Virtual Reality from Malawi:

Jump on a motorcycle with Bridget in this 360-video documentary while she travels around Malawi in Southern Africa providing HIV testing and treatment to families and communities involved in the One Community project.  On mobile devises and VR headsets, go here to view on the YouTube app.

One Community is a program funded by USAID and implemented by Project HOPE, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and Plan International.  For more information on the program, visit: http://www.onecommunitymw.org/

 

Midway Atoll in VR:

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.

All video taken under NMFS Permit No. 16632 and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Permit No. PMNM-2016-001.

 

Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms in a VR Time-lapse:

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.

 

Explore Havana in VR from a 1952 Chevy Convertible:

Spend 10 minutes cruising the streets of Havana, Cuba, with Raúl and me in his 1952 Chevy convertible. On mobile devises, go here to view on the YouTube app.

 

Pearl and Hermes Atoll in VR:

Explore Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument with this 360-degree video documentary showing where NOAA biologists live and work during summer field seasons. On mobile devises, go here to view on the YouTube app.

All video taken under NMFS Permit No. 16632 and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Permit No. PMNM-2016-001.

 

Chernobyl 360-Degree Photos on National Geographic:

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.

 

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Flight Deck:

Experience the Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour, now decommissioned and on display at the California Science Center.  Explore the entire space shuttle crew module in an interactive panoramic tour here.

 

Petra at Night:

Stand above the Treasury at Petra in Jordan looking down on their evening candle performance.  See more of Petra in a panoramic tour here.

 

Elvis' Basement TV Room in Graceland:

Enjoy the bold design and mirrored ceiling of Elvis Presley's TV Room in the basement of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tour panoramas of the entire mansion here.