Google Maps: You’ll NEVER guess the truth behind this ‘SHOCKING’ picture
Google Maps Earth feature lets you travel anywhere on the globe, journeying from continent to continent with a swipe of a finger.
Because it shows such a wide variety of scenes, the footage can range from the comical to the particularly shocking.
In this recently revealed Google Earth footage from Tanzania, dozens of bodies float in what looks like blood.
Rather than new blood, which is a redder shade, the blood is dark brown, as if it had been oxidised by the air – suggesting the apparent bloody scene has been there for a while.
However, closer inspection of the scene shows something different entirely – suggesting the scene isn’t as scary as one might image.
Rather than a sea of blood, the gleaming, chocolate sea is actually a mud bath overflowing on the land.
Within the water, the long, nude coloured objects that resemble human bodies are actually hippos floating happily in the mud river.
The revelation transforms this image from one of bloodshed and death to a pleasant, tranquil wildlife shot of the animals enjoying themselves.
The Google Earth images was taken in Tanzania’s Katavi National Park, a remote park built in 1974 which is rated highly by those who visit it.
The hippos are resting by Katavi Lake in the centre of the national park, which is also hosts to the Spiritual Tree of Katabi and its botanical gardens.
The area faces annual dry seasons, which contribute to the formation of the muddles where the hippos then congregate.
Visitors to Tanzania will know hippos are a common sight there; in fact, it hosts one of the latest hippo populations in the world.
Recently, a Google Maps pile of bodies image was revealed: what looked like humans dumped inside a collection of rubbish bins.
The image, taken from the street. showed no less than five limp, lifeless looking bodies, with limbs splayed everywhere.
However, upon closer inspection, the bodies – which initially looked human – proved to be something different altogether.
It was actually a pile of shop mannequins thrown artfully into the rubbish bin to look like the sight of a homicide.