Google maps has joined the search for the fabled and elusive Loch Ness monster. The long necked sea serpent became a mythical phenomenon in the 19th century thanks to photography, when an image of what looked like a sea dragon was captured. It is fitting then, that a creature brought to prominence in our imaginations through photography, is being sought after (and possibly quashed) by the latest developments in satellite aided photography.

With the help of divers and its street view cameras, Google has systematically captured parts of the infamous lock, that is reputed to be the home of Nessie. Its images, taken both above and below the surface of the water, have been published today, giving monster hunters a chance to conduct their searches remotely. 

The release comes on the eighty first anniversary of the publication of the famous 'Surgeon's Photograph' (see above) of the Loch Ness Monster, in the Daily Mail, on April 21 1934. Although, The Sunday Telegraph exposed it to be a fake some forty years later. Take a look at the 'dragon country' video below to learn more...