Hunt for Nessie Via Google Street View! (Or Swamp View!)

Few cryptids — animals whose existence is suggested but not proven — are as renowned as Nessie. For decades, the long-term resident of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands has been hunted by keen tourists and "spotted" by photographers every few years. Previously, the Loch Ness Monster was nowhere to be seen on Google Maps, but rather only on Apple Maps' satelline imagery. To celebrate the anniversary of the famous "Surgeon's Photograph" of the creature from 1934, though, Google Maps released new 360-degree imagery from the legendary lake.
The Google Maps team worked with Adrian Shine, a Nessie expert with an excellent beard (watch above). Shine, the leader of the Loch Ness and Morar Project, has been engaging in fieldwork in the Highlands since 1973 and has logged more than 1,000 sightings.



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