The Loch Ness Monster

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NO. The guy who ‘took’ the photo does CGI. When asked about this he said ‘I’m not very good at it’. The EXIF data also showed photoshop. And he asks what sort of fish it is. I’ve never seen more suspect provenace.
 

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NO. The guy who ‘took’ the photo does CGI. When asked about this he said ‘I’m not very good at it’. The EXIF data also showed photoshop. And he asks what sort of fish it is. I’ve never seen more suspect provenace.
At least something true has been said in this, he’s not actually very good!
 

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That's a remarkable find - the markings match down to each individual "splotch."

That's a wels catfish from the River Po (Italy). The fellow in the photo is attributed as fishing guide Benjamin Gründer (sometimes shown as Grunder or Grundler). His catch is documented in multiple places on the 'Net. Here are representative examples:

https://www.anglersmail.co.uk/news/huge-catfish-77819
https://www.gtgoodtimes.com/2018/04...ord-landing-129-kg-giant-catfish-large-shark/

The fish was released after the pictured catch, and Gründer has chased giant catfish in the Po for some time.

I can't find a photo of the catfish from the same apparent angle as the Loch Ness image. However, I suspect the loch version could reasonably have been constructed using the photo posted above if a section of the catfish's dorsal area was excerpted from the fishing photo, manipulated as a standalone chunk, and inserted into a photo of the loch.
 

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Loch ness too cold for wels?

(Its a blooming big wels)
 

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Here's a newly published report on the pseudo-Nessie catfish photo ...
There's a New Photo Circulating of The Loch Ness Monster, But Guess What

A new photo showing a mystery creature swimming in Loch Ness has sparked new interest in Nessie, the long-necked plesiosaur-like cryptid rumoured to inhabit the loch's dark and enigmatic depths.
There's just one big problem, and you can probably guess what it is. The image has been digitally manipulated. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/this-n...terious-creature-in-loch-ness-is-totally-fake

Edit to Add:

Last year's Loch Ness DNA capture and analysis did not find any trace of catfish DNA in the loch.

https://www.sciencealert.com/there-...ess-raising-questions-about-nessie-s-identity
 

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I thought not.

isnt it time we stopped pandering to this nonsense and relegated the LNM to pseudocrypotzoology??

If there isnt such a thing; I just invented it
 
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