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Unique Photo of Nighttime Rainbow in South Iceland

Photographer Stephane Vetter caught a unique picture of a rainbow by the waterfall Skógafoss in south Iceland in the night last week. Northern lights dance across the sky above the waterfall and silvery stars blink in the distance.


A screenshot from nuitsacrees.fr, where you can also see other pictures by Vetter.

By using a long exposure, Vetter could photograph droplets of water whirled up by the waterfall’s base. The light from the moon was sieved through the droplets and so the nighttime rainbow was created, visir.is reports.

Because of how faint the light from the moon was, Vetter had to have the camera’s aperture open much longer than usual.

Vetter has also taken amazing photographs of the northern lights, one showing two auroral rings and their reflection in the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland.

Click here to read The Daily Mail’s coverage of the northern lights photo in May.


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