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UK - Scotland - Highlands - Stormy Evening at Loch Ness

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Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands (57°18′N 4°27′W) extending for approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8 m (52 ft) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 56.4 km2 (21.8 sq mi) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 230 m (755 ft), deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189 m (620 ft) and deeper than any other loch except Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined, and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.


Loch Ness might be the biggest body of water of UK, but it doesnt make it the most photogenic one. It is actually quite difficult to come up with a nice shot and ok foreground. For that very reason, I was happy to have found this place during such a wonderful evening stormy light... and I had had no luck with seeing the monster during any of my visits to this place...


Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Aperture: 8.0; Exposure time: 1/50 s; ISO: 100


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Taken on April 18, 2012