April 22, 2021

30 Hilarious Accidental Pics Captured By Google Street View

Kudos to Google Street who started mapping our streets starting in 2007, since then they have mapped most cities and towns on our planet through photos! Thanks to Google Street, we can actually explore our planet from the comfort of our homes, and indeed many people do just that, visiting and exploring places near and far.  Google Street View can be an invaluable resource for getting a grip on a neighborhood you’re curious about or simply exploring the beauty of places you’ve never been to.

Most of Google’s photography is done by car, but they also hitch cameras to boats, planes, snowmobiles, and underwater apparatuses so we can get off-road views or aerial shots.

The people in the vehicles that take these photos can’t wait around to frame the perfect shot in every direction, so occasionally they end up with a strange or funny shot of people, animals, or some really weird stuff.

We found 30 photos of animals caught in interesting situations by a Google vehicle, much to the amusement of searchers.

Scroll through and tell us which one you like best.

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The Google Trekker backpack was launched in 2013 and designed to capture photos of areas only reachable by foot. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the traveler had to be strong and fit to keep Trekker on their backs for the duration of the trip.

Deanna Yick, Program Manager of Google Maps Street View says, “Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and accurate and useful map possible so that Google Maps is a mirror of the real world.”

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Yick continued, “It’s not just about pretty pictures and giving people a sense of what things are like. We’re using this imagery for conservation, historical purposes, learning, and education.”

Anyone fit and strong enough can apply to borrow a Trekker for their travels. If you’re planning off the beaten track trip and think you could handle the load, apply by checking out this page and filling out the form to see if you qualify.

Photographers get training at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, before they head out to shoot photos.

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Currently, Google Street View is used mainly for navigating our way in cities and towns Yick hopes people will be exploring the amazing sights Trekker travelers capture, saying:

“People are comfortable using it as a day-to-day tool for navigation, but it’s so much more than that.  The fact that I can use Google Maps and hop into the Pyramids of Egypt without a plane or a new language — it’s really exciting.”

“What we’ve found is just because the road ends doesn’t mean there’s not more interesting stuff to see.”

“That’s where the good stuff is — off the beaten path.”

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