Pita Witehira of Hamilton, New Zealand, found the interesting image on Google Earth while he was doing some holiday research. The unidentified creature is thought to be around 40-feet long, judging by the size of the wake.
Witehira rules out a boat causing the wake since white froth wasn't seen in the water. He has a different explanation for it.
The Google image was reportedly captured by satellite around 11:30 a.m. on January 30 of this year."The Native Maori would call this a Taniwha ('Troll') as it appears not to be a whale and it is far too big to be a shark. It is moving too fast and turning too sharply to be a whale."