Steve Challice and his brother visited the
Urquhart Castle — the ruins of which sit next
to the Loch Ness — in September 2019.
While he was there, he noticed a ripple in
the water near the opposite shoreline. He
thought it was a large, 8-foot-long fish
that was about 30 feet away from him.
“I started taking a couple of shots and then this
big fish came to the surface and then went back
down again. It only appeared in one shot and
to be honest that was something of a fluke”.
Challice decided to share the picture he took,
sparking a discussion over whether the water
creature was the Loch Ness Monster.
Some people have been convinced that the
creature depicted is the monster, although
Challice admitted that he has his doubts.
“I have to say I don’t believe in the Loch Ness
Monster … My guess would be that what I captured
was a catfish or something like that”.
The photo also caught the attention of
Roland Watson, who founded the Loch
Ness Mystery blog and had his doubts.
“At this point, I am in an ongoing conversation
with Steve as to the objections and concerns
I have about this being a Photoshop picture,
so we will see where that takes us”.
The Daily Record spoke to a digital photography
expert, who said Challice may have altered the
image’s color saturation and noted the blurry
lining around the animal in the picture.
Challice, however, denied
that he did any retouching