Google mounts a camera on a boat and heads along the Amazon to capture the area

Google has mounted a camera on a boat and set off down the

Amazon.

The images will eventually be used to allow you to virtually

float down the river, thanks to Google Street View technology.

SEE PHOTOS OF GOOGLE CAPTURING THE AMAZON BY BOAT

The Google Earth Outreach team are currently in the Amazon

rainforest using cameras to capture the river, surrounding forests and

neighbouring communities.

They will cycle the narrow dirt paths of Amazonian villages,

float down the river and capture a sense of what it’s like to live and work in

places like an Amazonian community centre and school.

The first phase will see the team film a 50km section of the

Rio Negro River.

Google was invited by not-for-profit conservation

organisation Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon.