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Zoom in on Google Maps

Google has announced an update today of the satellite images in Google Maps. Google Maps now has many of the very detailed zooms that are available in Google Earth.

Here are some examples of Google's super close ups,

Camels at a well

roaming buffalo

flaming flamingoes

happy hippos


basking seal



Victoria Falls

floating huts

two men at a well looking up at the camera

European caravanners on holiday in Africa

cattle rancher staring up at camera

The close-ups are all available in Google Earth in the National Geographic layer under Africa Megaflyover.

Here are all the super close-ups in Madagascar. To view these in Google Maps - right click on the link and choose 'copy link location', then paste into the search bar in Google Maps. Madagascar

Google LatLong: Zoom in on Google Maps