A whiskey warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing sightings of the Loch Ness monster to date.
Amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58, was driving around looking for deer Highlands – but instead stumbled through the extraordinary vision of what appears to be Nessie swim in the calm waters of Loch Ness.
This is the first time I’ve seen Nessie in the lake. I would be awesome if I was the first to find it.
The father of four spends most of his weekends in the region taking pictures of the stunning natural beauty.
But it was not until he returned to his home in Nigg, Invergordon, who realized three humps emerging from the water that he thinks could be the monster difficult to reach.
The picture shows a creature of silver two meters long swimming away from the lens with your head up away and a tail beating a meter away, preparing to swim later.
The creature was seen apparently come up for air near the lakeshore on Saturday afternoon halfway between the towns of Dolores and Inverfarigaig. Ian said: “It is a part of the world that always makes you second guess what they are seeing.
“When you’re up there you’re constantly looking in the water to see if you can find something there.” This is the first time I have seen Nessie in the lake.
I would be awesome if I was the first to find it. “I’m usually a little skeptical when it comes to Nessie and I think it’s just something for tourists, but I’m starting to think there’s something out there.
“When I saw on my screen that said ‘what the hell is that?’
“If you are fishing there is the kind of place where you can get a tingle up your spine and second guess what they are seeing.
“You start to see things even when you know very well that there is nothing there.” Ian photo description fits perfectly with the widespread belief Nessie be a long snake creature that extends as far as 1933.
The image that closely resembles some of the clearest and most striking examples of the creature.
Meetings between 1933 speak of a 10ft long creature without limbs crossing the road leaving behind a slimy trail of weed.
And in 2001, a couple of fishermen saw a dark blob 6 feet long sticking his head out of the water and were adamant that was not a seal.
There have been five other sightings of the monster, which this year, including last Ian, is the highest since 2002. Some of Ian’s friends think your image actually shows three seals playing in the water.
Ian said: “I suppose I could be together – but I’m not so sure The more I think about it, the more I think it could be Nessie..” Over the years there have been 1,081 sightings of the Loch Ness monster lurking in the water recorded .
The monster and tourists who come to look for that are believed to be worth around £ 30m to the economy of the mountain.