The ‘Loch Ness monster’ has been caught in a 4k video taken by a canoeist’s drone.
Footage shot by Richard Mavor, 54, shows a mysterious black shape on the banks of the lake in Scotland.
The drone video zooms in on the dark Nessie-shaped shadow which wriggles as the camera gets closer.
Mavor said there was no driftwood in the vicinity and that the shadow had ‘the same shape as previous sightings of Nessie’.
He did not notice the shadow lurking at the edge of the footage until viewers on his channel pointed it out in the comments, according to the Daily Record.
He said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. I had to rewind the footage several times and have watched it several times since.’
Mavor was wild camping doing the Great Glen Canoe Challenge – a 60 mile paddle across Scotland – for the Alzheimer’s Society when he took the video.
‘The more I watch it I think “crikey!” there really wasn’t anything in the area that could be,’ he added.
‘We had just parked up and I thought I would get some nice shots on the beach for my Youtube.
‘I didn’t notice what I had picked up until others told me to watch out for it. It could be a trick of the light but we can’t be sure.’
It’s not the first sighting of the Loch Ness monster this year – at least five others have recorded ‘officially’ seeing the legendary beast.
The first sighting was made by Kalynn Wangle, of Oregon, who reported a v-shaped wake near the left of the loch’s front shore at 11.42am on January 11.
And days later on January 19 long time Nessie watcher Eoin O’Fagan from Donegal, Ireland, spotted an unexplained dark spot on a webcam live stream at 2.20pm, towards the bottom right hand corner of the loch which came in and out of view for 20 minutes.
Just three days later on January 22 as Mr O’Fagan was watching the livestream again he made the third ‘official’ spotting of Nessie this year.
An avid watcher of the webcam, Mr O’Fagan also reported the fourth sighting of the year on March 12 at 5.08pm.
He claims a black shape ‘rising up and down’ can be seen by a disturbance on the water with two smaller black shapes nearby.
The fifth sighting was made by Kalynn Wangle on March 17 at 4.15pm. She recorded catching sight of the very large dark shape that ‘appeared to be swimming’ before going behind a tree.
A sixth potential sighting was made by Roslyn Casey from Leeds on March 26 at 5.46pm – but this spotting has not been confirmed.