Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

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Exactly eighty-one years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now the most famous photo 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 really nice vistas.

And because you’re not likely to find Nessie on any of Google’s imagery (unless there’s an easter egg I’ve missed), I’ll leave you with this: