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12/09/2013 14:33 BST | Updated 12/11/2013 10:12 GMT

Sea Lion Photobombs Google Street View's Underwater Camera (PICTURES)

Google has captured what might be our second favourite animal photobomb of the day.

In a recent trip to the Galapagos to take some admittedly beautiful 360-degree Street View images, its team took a dip underwater and came face-to-face with the beautiful sea creature.

The team used a SCII underwater camera to take the pictures of the "energetic and inquisitive" local sea mammals.

Google said it was releasing the images to mark the 178th anniversary of Darwin's arrival on the islands.

"Today, in partnership with the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation, we’re launching the 360-degree images from the Galapagos Islands that we collected in May with the Street View Trekker. Now, you can visit the islands from anywhere you may be, and see many of the animals that Darwin experienced on his historic and groundbreaking journey in 1835."

Take a look at the sea lion below, or watch the 10-minute documentary about how the images were taken above.


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