Google has added parts of the famed and majestic Galapagos Islands to its Google Street View service in honor of the 178th anniversary Charles Darwin's first exploration of the islands. We could go on extensively about the island's beauty and its significance to history of evolution, but we'll let the images below speak for themselves.
Check out these incredible images of the Galapagos Islands below, captured by Google:
In addition to showing the world the majesty of the Galapagos Islands, the documentary educates viewers about the dangers that invasive species pose to ecosystems. The purpose of these expeditions is to also learn more about the wildlife that resides on the Galapagos Islands, including the diets of the animals that live there, the types of plant life found there and much more. You can also watch a short documentary about the Galapagos Islands and the joint exploration of them by Google and the Charles Darwin Foundation below, courtesy of YouTube. You can learn more about the Charles Darwin Foundation here. Click here to learn more about Google Street View. To get a more in-depth view of Google's exploration of the Galapagos Islands, click here.
What do you think of the above images of the Galapagos Islands captured by Google Street View? What other places do you want Google and Google Street View to explore? Sound off in the comments below.
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