In these photos you’ll have the opportunity to experience “the beauty and diversity of the Amazon,” assembled through more than 50,000 still images collected on 360-degree cameras attached to the handy Google Street View Trike and canoes. I’m loving the photos of the communities and houses, there are even a few in there of local schoolrooms.
Keep in mind that while browsing the photos, you’re likely seeing something you’ll never have the chance to experience in person, unless you’re Richard Branson or someone equally influential. Much of the Amazon is under the protection of the Brazilian government and the average person doesn’t have much access to this corner of the world.
According to Google’s blog, you now have the opportunity to trek through the “main section of the Rio Negro, and float up into the smaller tributaries where the forest is flooded. Stroll along the paths of Tumbira, the largest community in the reserve, or visit some of the other communities who invited us to share their lives and cultures.”
Amazon Street View is just one of the many projects Google is launching to give everyday people a look into mind-blowing parts of the world. Google is also involved in a ‘Seaview” project on the Great Barrier Reef (see recent post: There’s Google Street View, Now Seaview On The Barrier Reef Is Coming).