Nessie Caught On Camera?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 3rd, 2012

Does this photo show one of the legendary Nessies of Loch Ness, Scotland?

The photographer, 60-year-old George Edwards – who snapped the shot in November of last year – certainly thinks so. As he notes: “It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was a dark grey colour. It was quite a fair way from the boat, probably about half a mile away but it’s difficult to tell in water.”

Any thoughts?

PS: You may wonder why I have not posted the picture here. Well, I have seen so many people get into hassle with just recklessly using copyrighted images that I only ever use my own pics, those that are copyright-free/copyright-expired, or where I have written permission.

You may think that’s being overly cautious, but it’s not. I know of some real horror stories along these lines, and I’m actually thinking of doing a blog-post on all this soon. Something like: Foolin’ with someone else’s Fortean photos.

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7 Responses to “Nessie Caught On Camera?”

  1. PhotoExpert responds:

    Nick, I would love to see that upcoming article. It is a little talked about subject but it needs to be addressed. There are so many arguments on both sides of the fence, that this subject matter is even confusing for lawyers.

    As a professional in the field of photography, this subject matter is interesting to me. But I can tell you, it is also interesting to many amature photographers out there. This subject is brought up in many camera clubs around the country. This subject is also taught to many photography students in college. Copyright enfringement is a huge issue, especially in this digital age.

    Go for it! I believe there are more professional and amature photographers than there are cryptofans. That article if written, should stir more interest than just a cryptozoology article because you are not just hitting the crypto-based segment of the public, you are including another huge target market–anyone interested in photography. Almost every household has at least one camera at their disposal. Plus there is another target market for your future article out there, those with camera phones!

    I urge you to post this article, solely based on the interest it should generate within and beyond the crypto community.

  2. Mibs responds:

    The image is very compelling, but as a fan of severe scrutiny it has to be mentioned that the person taking the picture stands to benefit from this photo. That being said, you can’t rule out the possibility of an animatronix-type of hoax. I visited Loch Ness in 2004 and took the same tour boat (can’t remember if it was with Mr. Edwards) and the tour guide mentioned that many times pranksters have used motorized submarines to create a floating creature effect.

  3. MountDesertIslander responds:

    Chasing the link to the Sun’s page allowed me to read the accompanying article. The first line: “George Edwards snapped the amazing photo while taking tourists out on his boat Nessie Hunter IV” tells me everything I need to know.

    With a boat load of tourists onboard, the captain got the only picture of this so called encounter. Tourists are loaded with cameras and video recorders and we are to believe that Captain Edwards got the only picture. Hmmmm. Curious at the least.

  4. etheral responds:

    Looks pretty interesting, but the only thing for me is the angle. It says he took it on his boat but it looks like the photo was taken from much higher than a boat could capture. Even it was on top of an antenna, it still looks a lot higher.

    Unfortunately, it will never be proven to be real and has a lot higher chance of being proven as a hoax.

  5. dconstrukt responds:

    hahahaha….. are you guys kidding me?

    THIS? nessie?

    cmon man.

    this is why people think these things are a joke… because the people submitting photos and videos will post ANYTHING.

    Sure its something in the water, but does something in the water now automatically mean its a sea serpent?

    is this what we’ve come to?

    its just something in the water.

    thats all.

    nothing more.

    nothing less.

  6. Dr Kaco responds:

    ‘MountDesertIslander’ says it all. Enough said, monetary gain no doubt.

  7. blurt responds:

    Oh, for God sakes. This photo is obviously a forgery. Despite bright sunshine, the so-called object doesn’t cast a shadow and looks almost flat like a cardboard cutout superimposed onto a photograph. Combine this with the fact that the cameraman makes a living taking tourists out onto the Loch to look for the monster and I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we’re talking hoax here.

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