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A photographer’s beautiful photo of a white rainbow over a moor in Scotland has taken the internet by storm.

Melvin Nicholson, 44, a landscape photographer, captured the photo on Nov. 20 when he and a friend were hiking through Rannoch Moor.

“I had been out in the morning with a friend who said he knew of this beautiful tree, the one in the center of the photograph I took,” he said, according to ABC News.

Nicholson posted about the white rainbow on the Melvin Nicholson Photography page:

It is a colourless rainbow that is made up of tiny water droplets that cause fog. It’s an amazing thing to witness and can generally only be seen if the sun is behind you when you are looking at it.

As soon as I saw this wonderful isolated windswept tree, I knew that it had to be framed by the fog bow. Freshly fallen snow set the scene all around. It was just beyond magical and one of those days that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

A fogbow is a “rainbow that has a white band that appears in fog and is fringed with red on the outside and blue on the inside,” according to the National Weather Service.