Is this a picture of the Monster making a wish?
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are (just kidding, you're a ball of rock ignited by the friction of slamming into the atmosphere at high speed). (via Facebook)
It's not often the Internet goes bonkers over natural beauty, but throw in a few keywords that trick them into thinking they'll see a mythological beast and you can lure them into appreciating the wonders of our universe. Scottish photographer (and owner of the tour guide company The Hebridean Explorer) John Alasdair Macdonald took this breathtaking (and very lucky) photo at the exact right moment over the deepest lake in Scotland, the world-famous Loch Ness. It's now the #1 story on Facebook.
Macdonald told the Mirror Online that he had no idea he was going to capture this magnificent shot, and that it's not something he'd ever seen over the Loch:
I decided to pop down to get some pictures for my website and set up my camera for a 30-second long exposure. Before last night I had never seen a shooting star so I was completely stunned when it happened. It's a once in a lifetime thing, I think I was just extremely lucky and for it to take place in the middle of the picture as well - it was just the perfect picture.
It's the reflection of the meteor over the water—like a fiery space rainbow—that really makes it. That and the fact that there's CLEARLY a monster hiding in the shadows on the left-hand side of the screen. Don't you see it?