In what is yet to be verified for its credibility, an unidentified traveler has claimed to have accidentally photographed 'Nessie' the monster, swimming in Windermere in England, some three hundred miles from Loch Ness.
According to a report in Huffington Post, the picture was captured by a traveler who claims to have set up a camera in automatic mode, mounted on his tripod to take pictures of the lake throughout the day. He was reportedly trying to capture the changing season and the lake's native Greylag goose.
"At first, we thought it was a swan or goose," James Ebdon who works for camera firm Autographer was quoted as saying by Huffington Post.
"Initially we were excited, then skeptical, 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", Ebdon added.
According to the agency that got hold of the picture first, after half a day of capturing the pictures, only when the photographer downloaded them, he found the long necked aquatic creature in the image.
One of the first ever pictures of a Loch Ness monster was the iconic 'Surgeon's Photograph', taken in 1934, which was later said to be bogus.
Earlier in May this year, images from Loch Ness had sparked a controversy that the monster had been seen in the satellite images of the area. One image from a sonar reading in the Scottish highlands, detected a distinctly-shaped outline towards its bed.
"This image certainly grabbed our attention.The Jacobite Queen spends every day sailing up and down the Loch with the sonar on and this reading is the most unusual we have seen for quite some time", Skipper John Askew was quoted as saying by Express.
Also, in February this year, there were speculations of Nessie being dead after no sightings were reported for more than a year.
Loch Ness Monster was listed among the"top 18 mysteries" and was ranked ahead of the Himalaya's Yeti last year.