Many have attempted and failed to provide evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster; currently Google has joined the hunt.
The company has, with the help of local experts and divers, used its Street View cameras to film parts of the Scottish Loch, the popular home of the well-known cryptid.
Its pictures, captured both above and below the water surface, are available to look at, offering armchair travelers the opportunity to admire the Highlands landscape or dive to the depths in the hunt for Nessie.
The release of the pictures corresponds with the renowned publication’s anniversary “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster, in the Daily Mail on 21st April 1934; a picture that was disclosed to be phony in 1975 by The Sunday Telegraph.
Google spent one-week gathering images, taking one of its 40lb Street View “Trekker” cameras around the perimeter of the loch, and fixing it to a boat to get the overwater images.
A Street View Pegman donned as Nessie may be used to explore the location.
According to the firm, there are around 200,000 searches a month for the Loch Ness Monster, and around 120,000 for details and accommodation near Loch Ness, yet “handful of people know what the loch actually looks likes”.
Nowadays Google Doodle, that is the picture users see when they visit Google, pays tribute to the publication’s 81st anniversary of the notorious “Surgeon’s Photograph”.
It isn’t the first time the Google Street View has taken its cameras beyond the realm of the road.
Castles in Scotland are among the other unorthodox destinations it has frequented.
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