The Daily Mail has reported that a photograph that shows a dark hump and, possibly, the tip of a nose poking through the surface of Loch Ness has been shot by a life-long Nessie hunter.
The photographer, William Jobes, believes that he may have at last captured the elusive creature on camera after 45 years of trying. Jobes was walking along the Abbey footpath in Fort Augustus with his wife Joan in May this year when he spotted what appeared to be a head bobbing above the water 200 to 300 yards from the shore. According to Jobes:
“I had a wonderful shock. I have actually been coming up to Inverness for the past 45 years and I have never seen anything like this before.”
The amateur photographer says the infamous LAKE MONSTER went under the water then came back to the surface so he quickly grabbed his camera and managed to take a single picture before the “head” disappeared under the surface. However, to his delight a dark, hump-like shape broke the waves and he was able to take more photographs of the apparent sighting on May 24 at just after 11.10am. Jobes is convinced it was not a seal or piece of wood.
“To be honest I know the difference between a piece of wood or a particular animal. I immediately did think it was a seal but it’s head was like a sheep.”
However, veteran Nessie hunter Steve Feltham, remains skeptical, although he admits the hump photograph cannot be immediately explained and is worth further investigation”
“The river comes out there and something large could have come down the river and flowed out there.”
This is the second potential sighting of Nessie so far this summer.