Google Street View Comes To The Amazon Jungle

Google Street View wants you to explore the Amazon.

And not like this:

Like this:

Some of the most dramatic new imagery was collected using a research zipline in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil.

There are also images from the river itself, and various communities that live on its shores.

It's the latest experiment by Google to bring new vistas and experiences to Street View; in the past it's introduced images from below the ocean and some of the most remote islands on the planet.

"Home to millions of plant, animal and insect species, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Undiscovered species thrive in the canopies of the primary forests, atop trees that have stood for centuries. Starting today, with the help of our partners at the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), you can begin to unlock some of the wonders of the forest, by traveling from the upper canopy to the forest floor "

HuffPost US has lots more details on how the images were taken.