Images captured by Google let people walk in the footsteps of famous arctic explorers
Google has updated its Antarctic mapping service, providing an insight into the lives of the famous explorers Shackleton and Scott.
The new Google Street View pictures allow people to explore some of the most fascinating places on the isolated continent. Google's first Street View images from the Antarctic were released in 2010 but this latest update adds lots of new locations.
Highlights include huts built by polar explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott and the flags at the ceremonial South Pole. The images were collected using a lightweight tripod camera and a fish-eye lens to help photograph the cramped buildings.
Speaking about the new images, Google's Alex Starns said people could see preserved examples of food, medicine and survival equipment.
"Anyone can explore these huts and get insight into how these men lived for months at a time.
"Feel free to leave your boots and mittens behind, and embark on a trip to Antarctica."
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