Here be monsters.
Loch Ness 08/08/2006
Taken from Urquhart Castle. below the bow of the boat a 2 foot thing sticks out of the water. click on pic for larger version. picture taken with a Canon Powershot A520.on a slightly overcast day. Curious black and white curved head, too large to be a bird, wasn't noticed at the time I took this.  How cool am I ?  *
* answer: not very. enlargement shows it to be a water bird. A black throated diver.   oh well..
and below is my un-conclusive photo from 1999.
clicking on the pics will bring up a higher res version of them. the first one is un-altered. the other two are my attempts at bringing out what was visible to the naked eye. (I circled them in the second one)