Never has a single photo been as iconic and mysterious at the same time than Colonel Robert Wilson’s photo of the Loch Ness Monster. The image, printed for the Daily Mail in the year 1934, sparked debates spanning decades around the world.
On Monday, Google began paying tribute to the 81st anniversary of the photo’s publication, dubbed the “Surgeon’s Photograph,” with an adorable Google Doodle.
Furthermore, the tech giant is now giving “Nessie” fans all over the world a chance to discover the monster itself using Street View in Google Maps.
“Today, to celebrate the anniversary of its release, we’re bringing 360-degree Street View imagery of Loch Ness to Google Maps, so you can go in search of Nessie yourself,” according to a release posted by Sven Tresp, the Program Manager for Street View Special Collections.
To make such an extraordinary feat possible, Google partnered with Catlin Seaview Survey to dive deep under the lake. Images were collected, but still no sign of Nessie.
Indeed, it seems like Google is taking the term “search engine” to the next level.