Move over Street View, here's Galapagos View

Move over Street View, here's Galapagos View

An intrepid Google Maps team has spent 10 days capturing 360-degree images of the Galapagos Islands with Street View Trekker, working in conjunction with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF).

By the end of the year, anyone with access to a computer and the internet should be able to explore remote parts of the United Nations World Heritage site, usually off-limits to tourists, and take virtual dives off their coasts, without interrupting the lives of the creatures who call the place home.

Google's team even ventured into the crater of a live volcano called Sierra Negra, according to their blog post about the process.