Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?

03-21-2014 // NWF Staff

It seems like everyone from kids to grownups to Kermit the Frog loves rainbows. And that makes sense to us. Whether they symbolize hope, joy, creativity, peace, prosperity, a bridge, or something else to you, rainbows are always elusive, mysterious and beautiful.

To brighten your day, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite rainbow photos entered into the National Wildlife Photo Contest over the years.

Millville Plains Oak Tree and Rainbow
2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Frank Kratofil
Rainbow on Millville Plains 

 

Storms and rainbow in Everglades National Park
2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Brian Call
Rainbows in Everglades National Park

 

Photographer's shadow and rainbow
2012 2nd Place Winner
Photo by Nikhil Bahl
Photographer's shadow in water spray

 

Rainbows over rice paddy
2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Wolfgang Weinhardt
Rainbows over rice paddies

 

Cartwheel at Skogafoss Waterfall
2011 First Place Winner, Amateur division
Photo by Justin Black
Person cartwheeling in front of waterfall

 

Rainbow over Mono Lake
2011 Honorable Mention
Photo by Andrew Lee
Rainbow at Mono Lake

 

Double Rainbow
2011 Honorable Mention
Photo by Blaine Harrington III
Double rainbow

 

 

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sunflower with shades by Hira Punjabi

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