45 Beautiful, Awe-Inspiring Photographs of Rainbows

Rainbows are a beautiful natural phenomena that can awe-inspire us at 3 years old and at 90 years old! If the sun appears directly after rain, who doesn't look for the ensuing rainbow? Photographing rainbows is not quite so easy as finding them... to create a great shot there has to be many factors coming together, such as a great background and foreground, possibly a subject that is framed by the rainbow and relatively long exposure times as stormy weather usually means dim lighting conditions, but exposure times will not be the same for all rainbows, so experimentation is necessary before the rainbow disappears!

In this post we are bringing you a selection of beautiful photographs of rainbows, including both storm rainbows and water-created rainbows.

45 Beautiful, Awe-Inspiring Photographs of Rainbows

Beautiful, Awe-Inspiring Photographs of Rainbows

Rainbow Way!
Rainbow Way!

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow through Gum tree
Rainbow through Gum tree

Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow at Rowland
Rainbow at Rowland

Rainbow over the Dales
Rainbow over the Dales

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

God's Canvas
God's Canvas

Tanzania Rainbow
Tanzania Rainbow

Rainbow Over Soybean Field
Rainbow Over Soybean Field

Alaska Highway Rainbow
Alaska Highway Rainbow

Rainbow Over Baobab Tree
Rainbow Over Baobab Tree

A dive in the rainbow
A dive in the rainbow

Hawaiian Rainbow
Hawaiian Rainbow

Full Rainbow
Full Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow at bottom of Waterfall
Rainbow at bottom of Waterfall

Crescent Lake Rainbow, 45 Seconds
Crescent Lake Rainbow, 45 Seconds

Rainbow 1
Rainbow 1

Rainbow Over Mengkabung Cove
Rainbow Over Mengkabung Cove

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Full Rainbow over Long Beach
Full Rainbow over Long Beach

Rainbow over the bay
Rainbow over the bay

Rainbow over Stover Lake
Rainbow over Stover Lake

Rainbow
Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

A world within a rainbow
A world within a rainbow

Lagan Rainbow
Lagan Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

The Hidden Circle
The Hidden Circle

Double Rainbow
Double Rainbow

London's Tower Bridge Rainbow
London's Tower Bridge Rainbow

Rainbow
Rainbow

Pannonian Poplar Trees
Pannonian Poplar Trees

Nubes y Arco Iris
Nubes y Arco Iris

Legislative Rainbows
Legislative Rainbows

Maid Of The Mist
Maid Of The Mist

Rainbow
Rainbow

Magic Rainbow
Magic Rainbow

Do you ever dream?
Do you ever dream?

Conclusion

Hopefully you have been awe-inspired by these photographs of rainbows, and next time the sun appears after a rain storm, either grab your camera or just go outside, look in the opposite direction to the sun and find the rainbow – who knows, you may even find the pot of gold at the end of it!