Loch Ness Monster photos
Richard Collis, who runs a tree planting company near Drumnadrochit, on the west shore of Loch Ness spotted something unusual as he drove alongside the loch last week.
He pulled his car over and using his mobile phone managed to take some video footage and photographs of the sight.
"I was travelling along the side of loch Ness, saw something out the corner of my eye, pulled over and went down to the Loch and took some photographs, " said Richard, 58, who runs a tree planting company in the area.
"As I was watching, I was thinking what the hell is that!
Unsolved mystery: The iconic image of the Loch Ness Monster, left, and right, Richard Collis' footage taken last week
"The loch was quite rough and I wanted to get as best a picture that I could possibly get because I knew it wasn't going to last forever.
"It was about roughly 150-200 metres out in the water on a stretch about a mile from Fort Augustus heading towards Invermoriston.
"It's quite difficult to know how long it lasted but it felt like a couple of minutes."
Richard's video footage taken on November 6 at 11am shows what appears to be a neck sticking out of the water, staying up despite the choppy waves.
His photographs look very similar to the famous Surgeons photograph of the legendary creature taken by hoaxer Christian Spurling in 1993.
What is it? Richard's image shows a mysterious shape in the water
Richard, 58, who was born and bred in the Highland village of Drumnadrochit immediately called his Danish-born wife Vibeke after the incident.
"She thought I was having a joke and I said 'No no, I've got mobile phone footage of it' then when she saw it she said 'that's strange'.
"It's similar to the Surgeons photo, that's what I thought was weird.
"To me it looks like a long neck and a small head.
"Like a serpent - the old highland name of it was sea serpent or water horse.
"What do I make of it?
"I just think it's an anomaly that I can't really explain.
"I'm a bit of a doubter of a lot of things until I see it myself and I wouldn't have believed what I saw if someone else was telling me.
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