This adorable pup followed a Google Street View mapper and is in ALL of the photos

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Nicola Rachel Colyer

When a Street View mapper was tasked with capturing a remote South Korean island that has only two residents, they probably didn’t expect much company on their journey.

But in the most epic of photobombs, a friendly pup decided to play host and get its 15 minutes of fame.

Leading the photographer on a trail that runs around the island, the dog never strayed too far away and as a result it can been seen in almost every. single. image.

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Leading the way, the pup quickly adopted the role of tour guide

The photographer – who was working for Daum, a South Korean Google-esque platform – set out to capture images around the island of Jukdo, a tiny but idyllic landscape just off the larger island of Ulleungdo, South Korea.

Measuring just 734 metres long and 482 wide, there are no roads on the island so the photographer traded in the usual street car for a backpack device designed to capture the most remote locations.

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The Google Street View Trekker used to capture remote locations

As the photographer made their way along the rural paths, taking in the lush green landscapes and sweeping sea views, they couldn’t help but capture the pooch whom was hot on their heels.

And it seems that the canine performed its adopted role admirably, as it quickly took to leading the way...

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'Follow me...'

Stopping regularly to make sure the photographer was keeping up...

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'Are you coming?'

Before taking a detour to its favourite picnic spot...

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'This is my favourite spot, come see...'

We think that might just be the best job ever. Where do we apply?

Images: Daum

Five of the most beautiful remote destinations that you can see on Google Street View

In case that’s whet your appetite for a virtual world tour, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite remote locations captured by Google Street View, ready for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa/desk/bed.

Start with a trip to the South Pole, no thermals required, to see the blindingly beautiful landscape that these penguins call home...

Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery
Adélie Penguin Rookery, Cape Royds, Antartica

Before gliding across the frozen fresh water Khuvsgul Lake...

Khuvsgul Lake
Khuvsgul Lake, Mongolia

While many visitors to the Grand Canyon remain above the rim, you can get right down to the bottom at the click of a button...

Grand Canyon
Colorado River, Grand Canyon, USA

Or dive into the deep at the Great Barrier Reef without getting your feet wet...

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

A safari is at the top of our travel bucket list, but until then we’ll satisfy ourselves with a digital trip across the Kenyan plains.

Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Alternatively, get inspired for your next real-life adventure with our round-up of the ultimate travel desinations here.

Images: Google Street View


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Nicola Rachel Colyer

Nicola Colyer is a freelance writer and ex-corporate girl. A francophile and relapsing sugar-free graduate, she'll often be found seeking out the best places for brunch or struggling to choose between a green juice and a G&T.