By Stan Schroeder2014-10-08 11:01:30 UTC

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We’ve seen Google place its Trekker — a special type of camera for taking 360-degree visuals — on a car, bicycle or even a snowmobile.

But to take Street View imagery of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates, Google placed the Trekker on a camel, which the company claims was a way to minimize the disruption of the desert environment.

You can check out the resulting imagery — which includes 82-131-foot-tall dunes, and the largest oasis in the Arabian peninsula — here.

Liwa Desert, United Arab Emirates.

You can also check a video showing how the imagery was produced, above. It’s short but sweet, given it’s one of the rare YouTube videos available in 4K resolution.

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