I  was at Vermejo Park Ranch last week to lead a photo workshop and it was a lot of fun. The first morning after I got there to prepare for the workshops was very foggy and beautiful. As the morning went on, and the sun came out, something weird happened – the lingering fog briefly connected into a rainbow made of fog. I have never seen that before, but I got some images before the fog dissipated.

I looked up what this was on Wikipedia and learned that it is an atmospheric phenomenon called a “fog bow” or a “white rainbow”.  The whole thing lasted just a minute or so, and then it was gone.

Rainbow shaped fog known as a "fog bow" above meadow, Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico, USA.

Rainbow shaped fog known as a “fog bow” above meadow, Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico, USA. Canon 5DIII. 20mm. ISO 100. f/[email protected]/20 sec. Polarized to accentuate the fog bow.