To mark World Forest Day Google has released thousands of photos taken in the River Negro reserve in the Amazon. The photos can be seen through the Street View feature on Google Maps and the following video illustrates the fascinating process leading to the capture of the images:
There were shots taken in the river itself, on some of its tributaries as well as in the forest and the communities living in the reserve.
You can go directly to some of the locations clicking on the following links:
- main section of the larger-than-life river Negro
- a tributary
- Tumbira, the largest community on the reserve
- other communities
- a hike in the middle of the jungle
The new collection of images, as well as allowing viewers to reach the Amazon region from the comfort of their homes or workplaces, allows access to places that are out of bounds for tourism.
We have a wealth of information on the Amazon region here at the Brazil Travel Blog. Check the articles out at the Amazon: an index of blog posts.
Category: Destination: Amazon