Friday, 19 August 2011


Here is the place holder for the various Nessie photographs and films that have been discussed on this blog plus the newer ones. Of course, we do not claim that all these are true images of Nessie, but some are (in our opinion). The list will grow as our attention turns to each of these images in turn. Click on the links to view the relevant past blogs.

The Surgeon's Photograph - here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Also here!

The Hugh Gray Photograph - here, here, here, here, here and here

The F.C.Adams (or Lee) Photograph - here.

The Peter MacNab Photograph - here and here and here

The Lachlan Stuart Photograph - here, here, here, here and here.

The Dinsdale Film - here

The Peter O' Connor Photograph - here, here, here and here.

The Jennifer Bruce Photograph - here, here and here

The H. L. Cockrell Photograph - here.

The G. E. Taylor film - here and here.

A picture from 1938 - here

The G.E.Taylor Film - here

The Gordon Holmes Video - here

The Jon Rowe Photograph - here, here and here.

The Jonathan Bright Photograph - here and here and here.

The Problem with Nessie Photos - here.

A Photo of Nessie (probably not)? - here.

Fake and Real Photos - here.

The LNIB Films - here and here.

A 2014 Photograph? - here.

Nessie or Log? - here

Nessie or Heron? - here

 Double Hump or Bow Wave? - here

Just Missed it! - here

The MacRae and Currie films - here, here and here.


  1. Hi there. Great site. Will you be analysing the Cockerell photo of 1958. IMHO it's amongst the best photos to show an unidentified, animate and indeed animated creature on the loch. Chris M.

  2. enjoy this site during this (hopefully temporary) period of unemployment
    I recall the Lowrie photograph which seems little discussed these days, if memory serves the same events were observed from land by one Torquil McLeod ie there was corroboration

    1. You're right, one of the forgotten photos.

  3. inflatable humps? Nessie eats the bottom muck like a worm?
    and then processes it into the humps as methane for warmth?
    comes to the surface to flop about and fart it out when its too full? are you mad????
    Nessie is a cold water pleasaur and that's that.

  4. Hi Roland, I know you have dismissed the Shiels photo as a fake, but I wondered if you've ever seen the nearly identical one in a book called "Modern Mysteries of Britain"? It looks like the same object but seems to be stretched more straight and facing the other way. If you haven't seen it I can scan it and the accompanying text for you.

    1. I think I know which photo you mean but send it to me anyway to confirm.

  5. Some really good stuff on this blog. I'd be interested in people's views on the Academy of Applied Science work done under Dr Rhines in the 70s. For a long time the images from those projects seemed the closest we'd ever get to conclusive proof of the existence of large animals in the loch, though of course time has subsequently exposed some significant flaws in the setup and therefore undermined the results.

    What do we think of Rhines? He always struck me as a well-intentioned guy but someone who arrived at Loch Ness with his narrative already decided - he then looked for imagery to fit that narrative.

    1. Yes, there are issues with the Rines photos. I was always dubious of the "head" picture because it was nothing like that described by eyewitnesses. Subsequent diving proved the witness record was the benchmark.

      The unenhanced "flipper" picture shows something, but the opacity of the waters makes that picture and underwater photography in general difficult to analyse.

    2. Of all the photos why not include this one on your website?

    3. Yes, whatever is said about it, it should be here!

  6. Do you happen to know where the cameras were moored? I'm sure i read the site was off Temple Pier.

    The 'gargoyle head' was recovered from the loch and now sits as an exhibit in the Drumnadrochit exhibition.

    1. Yes just off Temple Pier, but I don't know the exact location.

  7. Have you ever seen Bobbie Pollck´s 2000 film? and Richard White´s 1997 pictures? Somewhere I found that these are the best in nessie´s theme. I´ve been finding out, without success...

    1. I may have seen them in scans of old newspapers. Some of these pre-Internet pictures do tend to get forgotten or lost!

      I would need to refresh my memory on them ...

    2. I saw a picture of a diver standing next to the prop monster made for the Sherlock Holmes film that sank near the bay by the castle. 100% sure that what Rhines photographed was the same prop. Locals I talked to in the 70's were quite clear what he had actually filmed.

  8. Hi !. Bobbie pollock won £1000 - 2002´s William Hill Awards
    Where is the footage, then ?

  9. What's your take on the Rival III sonar image? (Not a pic, but close!) I didn't see anything on the site by using the Google search. I find it weird that this sonar image isn't well known and hard to find on the net. I personally think it's one of the most compelling bits of evidence for Nessie.

    here it is:

    1. That's not the Rival III image, but I don't see the actual paper trace recorded by the crew on the web. It's a strange image, I am not sure how to interpret it!