Walker captures amazing double rainbow over Peak District

This photo shows the moment a double rainbow formed in the skies above a famous hillside ridge in the Peak District.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:25 pm

Lee Howdle, 34, was out walking with friends when he captured the stunning spectacle unfold over Dragon's Back early on Wednesday evening.

Two colourful rainbows can be seen arching over the rocky landscape and lush green fields as Britain continued to be hit by sunshine and heavy showers.

Lee travelled to the Peak District National Park knowing a day of ever-changing thundery weather might provide him with some dramatic photo opportunities.

Lee Howdle captured this double rainbow while at Dragon's Back in the Peak District on Wednesday.

The Tesco store manager, of Langley Mill, said it was a "photographer's dream" when the double rainbow suddenly appeared over Dragon's Back.

The 425m (1,394 ft) peak got its name as the pinnacles are said to resemble the plated spine of a stegosaurus dinosaur.

Lee, who took the snaps on his Canon 5d Mk4 camera, said: "We got absolutely soaked. It was a fun but very wet evening.

"I couldn't believe it when the double rainbow formed at around 6.20pm, it was truly something to behold.

"I was very lucky that it formed symmetrically across Dragon’s Back itself. It’s just incredible that the rainbows were over the hill.

“I just think it’s amazing how it appeared on that formation of Dragon’s Back as it could have been to the side, left or to the right - it was just how it formed.

“It really was a photographer's dream."

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