Loch Ness monster fans can now use Google Street View to search for the elusive creature from the comfort of their own homes.
Google added the Street View feature to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the famous photograph of the Loch Ness monster. The photo is known as the Surgeon’s Photograph. It was taken by Colonel Robert Wilson and appears to show a serpent-like creature rising from the water. Google added a cheeky doodle to its homepage, which explains how the photo may have been created.
In the area around the Loch, the yellow Pegman is replaced by a Nessie peg-monster. You can zoom into different parts of the lake. Google took photos above and below the water to make this possible. Best of luck finding Nessie if you do go searching.
The Scottish tourism board, VisitScotland, is hoping that this feature, which is available world-wide, will increase the profile of Loch Ness and Scotland. If people use Street View to search for Nessie, they will get a glimpse of what Scotland has to offer. And searching for monsters is certainly a different way of spending time on holiday.