Photographer captures ‘one in a million’ rainbow shot

The picture has been widely praised after the photographer posted it on social media.

It is every photographer’s dream to capture a ‘mind-blowing’ shot, and for Danny Shepherd, that dream came true on Sunday when he caught on camera, a full double rainbow.

Colour Party

Shepherd described the picture, taken from the summit of Peak District, from Mam Tor in Derbyshire at about 07:50 local as a ‘one in a million colour party’, which lasted for about 20 minutes over the village of Edale.

The image has been widely praised when he posted it on social media.

Shepherd, who over the last 20 years has been taking pictures in the national park, said that was the first time he had seen a view like this.

I've not seen a rainbow cover Mam Tor this way before. [It was] pretty mind-blowing actually, to see both ends and it cover Edale. Mam Tor always delivers amazing views at sunrise but this was a first for a complete rainbow above us. I do a lot of Peaks photography so when this happened, I was like a kid in a sweet shop.
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The same full rainbow was spotted by Paul Mullins from Winnats Pass. Paul Mullins

Incredible Surprise

The same full rainbow was spotted by Paul Mullins from Winnats Pass.

Mullins, who describes himself as a ‘keen hiker’ said he had got up early to set off from Barnsley, so he could catch the sunrise.

As soon as I saw it, I had to capture the picture. I'm a keen hiker - I got up early to set off from Barnsley to make it in time for sunrise. I was hoping for a good sunrise, which I got, but the rainbow was an incredible surprise.
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