An incredible white rainbow has been photographed in Scotland
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A photographer has captured an incredible white rainbow on camera.

Melvin Nicholson was on Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland when he discovered the ‘fog bow’ framed over an isolated tree.

Sharing the stunning shot on Facebook, he explained:

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.

White rainbows are similar to regular rainbows but appear in fog rather than rain. And because fog has smaller water droplets, it results in much weaker colours than usual.

The photographer added:

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.

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