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Google has joined the search for the Loch Ness Monster by taking its Street View Cameras across the famous Scottish loch.

It has sent in teams to take pictures of both above and below the eerie waterline to allow people from all over the world to search for Nessie from the comfort of their own homes.

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Google said the project was to mark the anniversary of the release of the Surgeon’s Photograph the infamous hoax image of the beast from 1934.

Google’s official blog stated: “Sail across the freshwater lake and take in its haunting beauty, made darker still by the peat particles found in its waters.

“Let the Loch unlock the spirit of your imagination, where the rippling water, tricks of the light, and drifting logs bring the legend of Nessie to life.”




Google took around a week to complete the project, with a diver using the Street View Trekker camera underwater then attaching it to a boat for the above-water shots.

Loch Ness is the largest Scottish loch by water volume, containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales put together.

Google says that more people search for Loch Ness than that of Buckingham Palace.

Vote on whether you think the monster is real and also check out some amazing shots of the hunt for nessie in years gone by!