Do you want to find the Loch Ness Monster? Most of us would love to explore the Loch Ness lake where Nessie allegedly lives, but it isn’t practical to travel to the Scottish Highlands and dedicate days to searching for the Loch Ness Monster.
A new Google Maps tool lets you search for the Loch Ness Monster from your smartphone or tablet using Google Maps. The new Street View of the Loch ness lake is actually water-view with a boat touring around the Loch in search of Nessie.
In the new Google Maps search for the Loch Ness Monster you can search above and below the water in the Loch ness lake without leaving your home.
In 1934 the famous Surgeon’s photo appeared to show the Loch Ness Monster sticking a head above the dark and peaty waters of the Loch Ness lake. While many now believe this photo of Nessie is a fake, there is still a widespread hope that a Loch Ness Monster will show itself someday.
Google Maps now includes 360-degree imagery of the Loch Ness in Street View so you can go exploring without leaving your home. Did Google find the Loch Ness Monster? Not yet, but they are playfully challenging users to go explore and search for Nessie in the new images.
Above the water there is a beautiful scene to see, but below the water’s edge visibility is very poor due to the water in Loch Ness. Google explored and photographed the Loch Ness lake using a boat and using divers who deliver an impressive view of what lives below the surface.
You can use Google Maps on Android to explore the Loch Ness with Street View, but on the iPhone it isn’t working out for us at this time. You can also do the search on your computer to attempt to find the Loch Ness Monster .
Clicking on this link will launch Google Maps on Android and will also open Google Maps in Safari for iPhone users. Once inside Street View mode, you can touch arrows and tap around to explore and search for the Loch Ness monster.
This isn’t the first time smartphones played a role in the exploration of Nessie. In 2014 a Satellite image from Apple Maps showed a mysterious image that some though showed the Loch Ness Monster. As it turns out the image likely shows a boat wake from a vessel moving across the Loch Ness lake.
For more, check out the Loch Ness & Morar project where you can see where some Loch ness sightings took place and explore more about the legend of Nessie.