The easiest way to see the wonders of the world? Google Maps. You might use the technology more for directions from Point A to Point B, but you can also go into Street View to tour through some of the Earth's most spectacular sites. And this digital form of armchair travel's latest addition? The Liwa desert via, of all things, camel.
To minimize disruptions to the delicate Arabian landscape, Google recruited a camel to carry its Street View camera to capture 360-degree imagery of the desert. The unexpected is seeing what you don't usually witness in history books and on travel shows, the real-life surroundings of these attractions. See tourists clamoring for the perfect photograph, while apartment buildings and housing complexes are speckled across the skyline.
Liwa Desert, United Arab Emirates
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