Is This Nessie?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 16th, 2016

Amateur photographer claims to have taken one of the most convincing photos of the Loch Ness Monster ever

Amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58, caught sight of three humps – which he believes could be the slippery monster – while he was driving around the lake

Has the mystery of the Loch Ness monster been finally solved with one photo?

The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner – adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.

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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


16 Responses to “Is This Nessie?”

  1. Insanity responds:

    The left end looks like a head and pinniped head at that.

    Have there been sightings of seals recently? Perhaps there will be soon.

  2. David-Australia responds:

    I’m giving whatever it is the 3-seals of approval, but I’d like to hear the opinion of an expert who has examined the (hopefully) larger original image.

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    Well, if this image is not shopped, this one actually is an image of 3 seals swimming in a line.
    The front animal definitely has a seal’s head.

  4. SirWilhelm responds:

    It certainly looks like a serpent. Obviously, a single photo, like this one, is not going to solve the mystery, but, it is another piece of evidence, that there is something to the mystery, that deserves more investigation.

  5. SirWilhelm responds:

    By the way, I believe most serpents swim with a side to side motion, while “Nessie”, in this pic, is swimming with an up and down motion, which is creating the “humps” impression.

  6. mandors responds:

    Regular size, I thought it looked “shoppy,” but zoomed in it seemed okay.

    Then again, I’m not a PhotoExpert.

    Hint!

    It also doesn’t look that far off shore.

  7. Big Steve responds:

    Nice comment David-Australia.
    I think you have summed it up nicely!!!

    I wonder though. Is that picture taken at loch Ness??? Was it geotagged?
    Something doesn’t look right for loch Ness to me, the water looks quite clear. Although there are no real points of reference. Just a thought.

  8. marksquatch responds:

    Well, I’m not really adding anything but the left-most part definitely shows the head and upper body of a seal. There’s just no mistaking it, surely.

    One can only assume that the other two bumps are seals caught in the act of swimming or perhaps commencing a dive.

    As others have said, there is no proof that this photo was even taken at Loch Ness. Assuming it was taken at Loch Ness, I understand that seals have been reported in the loch before, despite the fact that it is several miles from the sea. There’s an interesting page on the subject here.

  9. marksquatch responds:

    P.S. Not that I am a seal expert or anything from, from the shape of the snout, I think this is a grey seal.

  10. PhotoExpert responds:

    A great photo of seals playing follow the leader!

    Definitely seals! No doubt about it given the left side of the photo showing the head shape of some type of seal. What species? I do not know, since I would need the original photo to get more detail. But unmistakably a seal’s head showing in that photo.

    I understand the photographer’s surprise, he takes a basic landscape photo and upon reviewing the photo saw something in the water when reviewing the photo, that he did not see when he snapped the picture. One minute they were not there and then the next minute they pop up. I had the same experience in reverse in the Chesapeake Bay. One minute I am fishing, and a seal head pops up 10 feet from the boat. I go to grab my camera and it submerges. A few minutes later it pops it’s head out of the water 25 feet from the boat. Having camera in hand, I still was not quick enough to train the telephoto lens on the seal’s head before it submerged. And I was ready and prepared to take the photo the second time it popped it’s head out of the water.

    By the way, finding seals that far up in the Chesapeake bay has been reported in the past, but it is an extreme rarity. I was lucky enough to witness one with a fellow fisherman. Two of the four people on board the boat saw the seal, the others did not. Right place and the right time. The rarity of my sighting is probably more rare or as rare as a sighting of seals in Loch Ness–same or greater odds. But It happened.

    My point is, the behavior of seals falls right in line with the photographer’s explanation of this photo. One moment he is taking scenic photos and for a split instance when he depressed the shutter button, unbeknownst to him, he had captured something else in the photo. Then it was gone. Perfect seal behavior.

    If it behaves like a seal, looks like a seal, well then….

    End of story!

  11. BronzeSteel responds:

    I agree with mandors, the picture looks manufactured.

    I once saw a family of river otters during a thunderstorm crossing a road. The group consisting of five or six members, were all within one another silhouette. For a brief moment I thought I was witnessing a river monster.

  12. mandors responds:

    @PhotoExpert Ma Boy!!

    FYI: There was a verified manatee sighting off Cape Cod about a week ago.
    So animals can and do get out of their normal range.

  13. dconstrukt responds:

    this photo gets the “seal” of approval. 🙂

  14. etheral responds:

    While I’m no marine biologist, I’ll eat that photo if those aren’t seals. 🙂

  15. SaraF responds:

    This is definitely a picture of seals. A photographer friend of mine was able to zoom in on the far left and you can clearly see that it is a seal.

  16. Defactor responds:

    Pretty sure that’s simply a cormorant diving for fish.




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