The mythological Loch Ness Monster may have resurfaced once again, but this time more than 200km away from its ‘traditional habitat’ in Scotland.
According to The Mirror, photographer Elle Williams was taking pictures of England’s scenic Lake Windermere when she captured the mythological beast by chance.
The 24-year-old Londoner wasn’t aware of her ‘achievement’ because she reportedly set up her camera on a tripod to take pictures automatically.
Elle said: “When I set up at Lake Windermere it was business as usual to take some lovely photos of the wildlife around the lake, [but] when I reviewed all the images I thought it might have been a swan or a goose, as I was looking at the image on my smartphone.”
Before this incident, the alleged monster, which resembled a snake-beast with humps, was also seen in the same vicinity in 2006.
Imaging enthusiast James Ebdon from the Autographer camera company gave his input, saying that the creature in Elle’s photo looked like “a horse with a saddle pack or something”.
“We wondered if it was an old giant eel or catfish as seen on TV documentaries,” James added.
“Initially we were excited, then sceptical, and then we started laughing.
“Who knows what it is—maybe some kids messing about—whatever it is we will leave it to the experts.”
Elle, however, remains quite pleased with her photograph and isn’t quick to confirm that she actually caught a Loch Ness on camera.
“I’m open to suggestions as to what the creature could be—I’m just glad I put the camera in the right place at the right time,” she said.