Nov 07, 2014 13:19 By Gareth Roberts, Katrina Tweedie
Jonathan Bright believes the photo show the "monstrous head" of the creature that has set tongues wagging for 80 years
Another fine Ness: Does this picture show the head of the Loch Ness Monster?
A photographer has revealed a snap he believes shows the "monstrous head" of the Loch Ness Monster.
Jonathan Bright travelled from his home in Greece to speak at a Paranormal Festival in Scotland about his brush with the infamous creature of the deep.
And after the event in Stirling he returned to the 22 square-mile water in the hope of a second 'sighting'.
Snapper Jonathan only discovered the beastly swimmer's photo-bomb months after his trip to the Highlands.
The photographer wrote on his blog: "The first time that I had noticed the 'object' (or maybe I should say 'head', at least as I interpret the image) was actually several months after my return from that trip and the initial review of my photos."
Spot the difference: A snap of the 'beast' and a sketch by Jonathan Bright
Many online enthusiasts believe Jonathan's snap is the real deal while others have dismissed it as simply a wave or possible photo manipulation.
Jonathan has argued at length against both alternative interpretations.
And he told ScotlandNow: "My travels for exploring legends and investigating mysterious phenomena have taken me to various places in Europe, but nowhere else have I felt so enchanted and connected with the place as at the mysterious Loch Ness.
"It was only a brief trip in the Highlands, but on the day that I was actually cruising the Loch, my infrared camera had captured a picture that, in my opinion, proves that the ‘monster’ is much more than a tall tale.
Nessie down the years – famous sightings of the Loch Ness Monster
"Of course, a picture alone will never be able to stand out as unambiguous evidence, let alone provide adequate answers to all of our questions on the exact nature of the phenomenon that we call Nessie.
"Whatever is the truth, there is no denying that Nessie will continue to intrigue the world for years to come."
A monk was the first person who claimed to have seen Nessie in the seventh century.
The first photograph was taken in 1933 but the scientific community has never confirmed the Loch Ness monster's existence. - Mirror . Co . UK