Google Sheep View is the animal photo blog the world never knew it needed

Technology at its finest.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 24, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 12:15 pm CDT

These days, there’s a Tumblr for everything: Moms getting drunk, the same picture of Dave Coulier every day, and the sheep of Google Street View.

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“Google Sheep View,” as the project is obviously called, is a Tumblr dedicated to searching for the wooly animals across the thousands of images captured by Google’s camera-equipped vans. Ding Ren and Mike Karabinos started the blog because 2015 is the year of the sheep—according to the Chinese zodiac, at least—and because they enjoy the “sheep view” while riding trains in the Netherlands.

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Google Sheep View

Google Sheep View

Each entry lists the sheep’s location and links to the specific Street View image so people can go exploring for themselves. Fans can also submit their own sheep sightings.

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The site also includes an outtakes section for images of creatures that look like sheep but turn out to be something else—like a cow chowing down on hay or a goat just chilling. 

H/T Death and Taxes | Photos via Google Sheep View/Tumblr

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*First Published: Jun 24, 2015, 11:48 am CDT