Rainbow Solstice

  Photographer Gary Braasch shares a solstice shot he made in the Arctic around this time some years ago.

He says, "The date was just a few days after the Solstice, out on the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, with a very low Midnight sun in the early hours of the day producing a rainbow in patchy low clouds and mist. The sun also bounced up from the mirror-like surface of the ocean into the fog, creating the multiple reflection bows. The Arctic light at the Solstice is endless and energizing anyway, but to get this play of refraction and color was a great gift."

Braasch is a long-time environmental photographer who has worked extensively on issues around climate change and  global warming. You can see more of his work at

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