Visit the Amazon Rain Forest Right Now…

Mar 21, 2012 7:25pm
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Image credit: Google

Today isn’t only Twitter’s 6th birthday, it’s World Forest Day. But don’t worry, you didn’t miss your chance to appreciate Mother Nature.

You can take a boat down the Amazon’s Rio Negro, explore the surrounding rain forest and stare up at the beautiful trees right now. Digitally, that is.

Google has just added a view of the Amazon to Google Maps via its Street View to commemorate the day. According to a post by Google, the company sent members of its Street View team to the Amazon Basin last year to gather “ground-level images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro Reserve.”

All the images were shot with Google’s Street View tricycle, or trike, which has a 360 camera strapped to the back of it. More than 50,000 photos were captured and then put together to create views like the one below.

Enjoy the hike.


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