A Stunning Image of a White Rainbow Formed Over a Solitary Tree in a Boggy Scottish Moor

While on holiday in 2014, Lancastrian landscape photographer Melvin Nicholson captured the absolutely stunning image of a white rainbow (fog bow) curving over a solitary tree growing in the boggy peat of Scotland’s Rannoch Moor.

It is a colourless rainbow that is made up of tiny water droplets that cause fog. 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. As soon as I saw this wonderful isolated windswept tree, I knew that it had to be framed by the fog bow. Freshly fallen snow set the scene all around. It was just beyond magical and one of those days that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

Nicholson has prints of this beautiful photo available for purchase through his website.

via Amateur Photographer, Neatorama

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.