Visit the Amazon Rain Forest Right Now…
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.