Loch Ness Monster

Name: Loch Ness Monster

Features: Long neck, large body, flippers and a tail

Source: Scottish Folklore

Habitat: Waters of the Loch Ness

The Loch Ness Monster has features similar to that of the plesiosaur - an aquatic reptile that lived during the age of the dinosaurs.

It resides in the murky waters of the lake for which it is named after. A lake found in the Scottish Highlands, where it has been photographed and filmed rising to the surface and poking its neck out.

This most famous photo of Nessie was taken by a London surgeon Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson in 1934. This picture shows its long neck poking above the rippling water.

Ever since it was first sighted in 1933, the same question still remains – are these sightings real of just a series of elaborate hoaxes?

Nessie has been speculated of being many creatures. Sturgeons sometimes swim up the river Ness and enter the lake. They can grow to be up to 20ft long and have large ridges all along their backs.

Millions of European eels also reside in this lake. Another prehistoric whale called the Basilosaurus could also have survived by living in the sea until the end of the Ice Age and then migrated to the freshwater lake.

Still today, this infamous sea monster makes headlines. Will we ever find out and know if this creature truly exists?

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