POT OF GOLD

35 Brilliant Rainbows Around the World

We asked, and you responded with stunning images of rainbows (and double rainbows) from travels through Hawaii, Europe, South America, the Caribbean—and even Botswana, where one reader caught this unique bit of gold at the end of the rainbow.

  1. "A rainbow along the Inca Trail."

    (Courtesy knicks/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "After a brief rain shower that sent people in the Paris neighborhood of Montmartre running for cover, a double rainbow broke out over the beautiful Sacré Coeur. The sight was more than worth getting a little wet!"

    (Courtesy oldfashiongirl/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "I took this photo during a sun shower on a safari in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana, Africa."

    (Courtesy marbear999/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "This photo was taken on a safari in Botswana, Africa."

    (Courtesy marbear999/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "A rainbow appeared during a heavy rain-and-sleet storm in Haleakala National Park, Maui, while we were riding horseback in about 40-degree weather in February."

    (Courtesy jnlinden/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "Our boat, Special Blend, arrived at the Bay of Virgins in the Marquesas Islands after 20 days of open ocean. My husband, daughter, and I were in awe!"

    (Courtesy modelmeemaw/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "I snapped this picture from the car. I liked the windmills, the mountains in the distance, and, of course, the rainbow. Near Palm Springs, Calif."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "A late-afternoon shower across Lake Nakuru, Kenya, produced this rainbow over the thousands of flamingos."

    (Courtesy jamesmvoss/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Driving through the desert in Nevada: up in the sky, a beautiful horizontal rainbow."

     

    (Courtesy christeenmarie/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "Ushuaia, Argentina, is called El Fin del Mundo, or 'the end of the world.' It was fitting to find the end of the world at the end of the rainbow!"

    (Courtesy reef2020/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "I took these while hiking to the Fitzroy, El Chalten, Argentina, with a Canon Powershot 250. The beauty of the place speaks for itself."

    (Courtesy kstefan/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "A rainbow at sunset, on the beach at Bald Head Island, N.C."

    (Courtesy ecrudden/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "Pelican flying over the rainbow, in Bandon, Ore."

    (Courtesy jrweymouth/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "A rainbow touches the Hoh River in the Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Wash."

     

    (Courtesy photoginthewild/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "Welcome to Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Calif."

    (Courtesy rv92625/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Rainbow in the Bitterroot Range, Mont."

    (Courtesy RSchatz/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "This is Takakkaw Falls, within Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. Beautiful rainbow complemented the falls with a deep blue sky to set it all off!"

    (Courtesy mjneenan/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "The geysers and boiling potholes around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park are amazing. This geyser painted a beautiful rainbow in the air as it erupted."

    (Courtesy bobcat812/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Niagara Falls: the Maid of the Mist."

    (Courtesy smithk54/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Just after the rain. A view from the top of Conwy Castle in Wales."

    (Courtesy midnightsk8r/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "Postcard perfect! Viewing a rainbow over Magens Bay in St. Thomas."

    (Courtesy maddiebala/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "Arizona rainbow."

    (Courtesy eppyvox/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "I was thrilled to capture this rainbow in one of the Louvre courtyard fountains. I like the juxtaposition of the centuries-old Louvre facade, the decades-old Pei pyramid, and the hours-old rainbow that will disappear as soon as the sun sets or the fountain is turned off."

    (Courtesy lglatham/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "Rainbow over Kauai's Na Pali Coast."

    (Courtesy hennery/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "Rainbow over the Serengeti."

    (Courtesy rdcobb1/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "During an afternoon thunderstorm, we were able to observe this beautiful double rainbow while at the beautiful isle of Dominica."

    (Courtesy outatym/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Just beautiful, after a torrential rainfall in the Sunshine State."

    (Courtesy nancyb926/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "The shot is taken from Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, looking east toward Lembert Dome at sunset. It had been raining, but the sun was hitting the top of Lembert."

    (Courtesy mingojct/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "In September 2005, I experienced an amazing sight: a double rainbow over a Venetian canal from the Campanile di San Marco. This is one of the rainbows in view while overlooking Basilica di San Marco in Venice."

    (Courtesy amoss/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "While I was watching with some friends, the whole face of Alaska's Tweedsmuir Glacier calved into the Alsek River only a few hundred meters away from us! The sound, the sight, the energy: It was unforgettable. Then, to top off the event, this beautiful rainbow appeared above the glacier for a brief moment."

    (Courtesy skiingman/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "This photo was taken on the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls during an 18-month trip around the world."

    (Courtesy hachi/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "Rainbow over the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland."

    (Courtesy James J Fleischmann/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "Victoria Falls Bridge."

    (Courtesy RMColina/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "Rainbow over Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay, St. John, U.S.V.I."

    (Courtesy yannie/myBudgetTravel)
  35. "I took a trip to Colorado Springs and went to the Garden of the Gods. It just so happened that there was an afternoon storm that rolled through, and this was the aftermath. It was perfect (lucky) timing!!"

    (Courtesy jamied/myBudgetTravel)

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