Obamas’ Yosemite trip filmed in VR

President Barack Obama calls the national parks "America's best idea" as he walks through Yosemite National Park with the National Geographic Channel's Explorer host Richard Bacon. (Image courtesy National Georgraphic.)

President Barack Obama calls the national parks “America’s best idea” as he walks through Yosemite National Park with the National Geographic Channel’s Explorer host Richard Bacon. (Image courtesy National Georgraphic.)

The White House will release its first virtual reality video, a 360 video experience of the First Family’s hike in Yosemite. National Geographic, Facebook, Oculus, and FĂ©lix & Paul Studios produced the video of the trip, which was timed to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

The full video will be released in August and will feature footage of the trip, plus a conversation between President Obama and Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher.

As preview, National Geographic has released an interactive panoramic photo on its Facebook page.

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Watch a preview of the video below:

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