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People can now explore the icy landscapes of South Georgia and the Falklands minus the parkas and snow boots.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic have partnered with Google Street View to offer the experience of being transported to places no man has gone before – from the comfort of your armchair.

Users can zoom in up close and personal with colonies of penguins, nesting albatross, elephant seals on the beach and incredible landscapes.

A Lindblad spokesperson told Cruise Passenger the partnership with Google allows people to learn about the icy region and its wonders.

“It’s an opportunity to highlight destinations people don’t necessarily know about, and provide more information for those who want to travel there,” the spokesperson said.

“They can see the environment, the destination, wildlife.”

“It’s kind of like a taster of what you can see, and a way to showcase to see what is available there at the destination.”

A Lindblad Expeditions’ videographer conducted the Lindblad ‘street view’ during a Lindblad expedition about National Geographic Explorer in March this year.

He captured more than 10,000 panorama shots at nine different locations such as New Island, Carcass Island, West Point Island, Right Whale Bar, Hercules Bar, Ernest Shackleton’s Grave, Grytviken Church, Grytviken Whaling Stations and Prion Island.

The launch ties in with the celebration of the Centennial of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

Words: Mariam Lei

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