You’d like to take a trip to the Galapagos Islands but you aren’t able to get away from school? No worries! You can now take a trip to the islands online on Google Street View. The American Internet company Google sends people around the globe in cars, snowmobiles, bikes, and even on foot to take 360-degree panoramic views of streets, museums, famous sites, parks, mountains, forests, and much more. In May, Google employees hiked around the Galapagos Islands (in Ecuador) for 10 days with GPS units and cameras attached to them, and these islands have now been added to Google’s Street View. You can take a look at them here.
The Galapagos Islands are famous for their unique plants and animals, many of which are only found there. The variety of living organisms on the islands inspired the scientist Charles Darwin to form his Theory of Evolution.
You can view a video about Google’s trip to the Galapagos Islands here.
Image Credits: Eric Gaba , translated by NordNordWest for Galapagos Islands image