When we picture a rainbow, we usually think of the traditional multicolored bow that appears once the sun comes out after some rain. However, there are other types of rainbows out there, some of which are much more rare.
The fog bow, is the rainbow that appears in the fog rather than the rain, as its name suggests. It can only be seen if the sun is behind you when you are looking at it. UK-based landscape photographer Melvin Nicholson happened to capture one of these rainbows while he was exploring the Rannoch Moor in Western Scotland.
The photographer had been looking for a particular tree, and when he arrived, it was covered in mist. “Then the sun started to rise behind us, burning off the mist, and at that point, the fog bow appeared,” photographer said, “I had never seen anything like it in my 10 years capturing landscape photos around the globe or even in my 44 years of life. It’s an amazing thing to witness and can generally only be seen if the sun is behind you when you are looking at it.”
More information at melvinnicholsonphotography.co.uk