Back in May, we reported that Google Street View would be coming to the Galapagos Islands. Today Google announced that they will be releasing 360-degree imagery from the islands. This week is the 178th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s first encounter with the Galapagos Islands. By observing the animals on the island, Darwin made insights about his theory of evolution.
Google is releasing the photos as part of a partnership with the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation. Google captured the images using the Street View Trekker backpack equipped with cameras.
To capture underwater photos, Google worked with the Catlin Seaview Survey and their SVII underwater camera. Google captured photos of sea lions, marine iguanas, and frigate birds.
[Source: Google Blog]