'Fluke' Photograph Captures Meteor Over Loch Ness

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 3:57PM
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Monday, 16 March 2015 - 3:57PM
'Fluke' Photograph Captures Meteor Over Loch Ness

If you haven't visited Loch Ness in Scotland out of fear of Nessie, this breathtaking photograph might change your mind. Tour guide and amateur photographer John Alistair MacDonald happened to stumble upon this amazing image on Sunday night, and took a clear, stunning photograph that he calls a "fluke."

 

"I was taking some new pictures to put on my Facebook page using a Sony RX100 compact camera," he told BBC. "It was a beautiful, clear night and I got some nice pictures but capturing the meteor was a fluke. I will never take a picture like that again."

 

Macdonald claimed that he was in the area because he had seen references to the meteor on social media, claiming that the phenomenon was occurring in nearby areas such as Skye, North Uist, Oban, and Mull. The Coastguard and Maritime Agency both received an influx calls as a result of the meteor, with many concerned citizens mistaking it for a distress flare.

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