Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

It’s Google Loch View, launching on the 81st anniversary of the famous Surgeon’s (fake) Photograph of Nessie. An abject lesson in distrusting authority, the photograph was regarded as definitive and authoritative simply because it had been taken by a solid, card-carrying member of the upper middle class.

Much like Google Street View.


Exactly eighty-one years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now <a href=”″>the most famous photo</a> of the Loch Ness Monster. To celebrate this special day in cryptozoology, Google today launched its Street View imagery of the famous lake. You can now use Street View to explore both the surface of the 23-mile long loch and see some underwater imagery, too.

Google says it sees more searches for Loch Ness than for Buckingham Palace. That’s probably not something that keeps the royals from enjoying their civilized afternoon tea, but it does speak to the continued fascination with the Loch Ness legend.


As always, Google teamed up with the Catlin Seaview Survey for the underwater imagery.

Unless you’re a fan of dark, murky water, Loch Ness doesn’t have all that much underwater scenery to offer.

Thankfully, the Catlin team took most of its imagery only half-submerged, which actually makes for some…

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