3 Pots of Gold
This lovely and unusual rainbow was photographed along the Iceland coast between the towns of Hofn and Vestrahorn.
I had never seen the crossing rainbows visible in the lower right portion of the photograph. Orvar Porgeirsson, one of our guides, explained it as follows, "The raindrops up in the air that form the rainbows "see" two suns. The original one and a reflected one in water. These two sources of light create two paths of light into the raindrop and two rainbows with different view angles.
This is called a reflective rainbow not because the rainbow itself reflects in the water but because the lightsource reflects in it."
There are three "ends" of the rainbows visible, thus the title "Three Pots of Gold"