Getting the pictures wasn't easy though. Google teamed up with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) to capture the footage.
Speaking to Mashable, Karin Tuxen-Bettman, program manger for Google Earth, explained, “The big challenge was finding where to put the zipline… This wasn’t an eco-tourism location where they had these sites already chosen and set up. [FAS staff] brought all their equipment by boat to the location and hiked several kilometers in to find this tree.”
(Side note: Karen has the best sounding job!)
Google's partnership with FAS is part of Google’s Trekker program, which works with universities and non-profits, among other organisations, to help Google capture hard-to-reach corners of the world. This program has also brought us the super cool Google Street View tours of the Amazon River, the Great Barrier Reef and the islands, mountains and valleys of Japan. Sign me up!