National Geographic : 1977 Jun
"Courtship in Loch Ness," a painting (below) by Sir Peter Scott, one of Britain's leading naturalists and among the most respected be lievers in Nessie, depicts horned, bulbous reptiles resembling plesio saurs. Though presumed extinct for 65 million years, they are the most popular answer to the Loch Ness puzzle. Sir Peter based his work on a highly publicized photo graph of a fin (left) taken by Dr. Rines in 1972. Sonar and another picture made 45 seconds later indi cate the object was moving.