Google shared incredible images of the Amazon's Rio Negro Reserve through which armchair travelers can experience a virtual hike or boat ride.

Many will never have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the Amazon, but Google has made it possible for armchair adventurers to experience all of it courtesy of Google Maps Street View. Announced yesterday on World Forest Day, the tech giant shared incredible photographs collected over the past several months by a team equipped with a tripod camera with fisheye lens and Google Street View trike strapped onto a boat.

The collaborative project with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) captured 50,000 images (that were joined together to create ‘rainforest view') of the river, rainforest, and surrounding local communities within the Amazon Basin's Rio Negro Reserve. This created the ability to explore the rivers, forests, and communities of the amazon basin's rio negro reserve within google maps.

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