An amateur photographer was stunned when he captured rare meteorological phenomenon - a reflection rainbow. Phil Thompson was walking along a jetty at the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, when he spotted a rainbow reflecting off the sea to create two visible arcs of colour emanating from the same spot. Reflection rainbows occur when sunlight is first deflected by the raindrops, and then reflected off a body of water.

Pictures of the day: 23 November 2011

Snapping nature shots along the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, Amateur photographer Phil Thompson captured this photo of a rare wishbone-like “reflection rainbow,” also known as the “twin rainbow.

Morialta Falls, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, South Australia

Morialta Falls, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, South Australia - Lived nearby and visited a lot.

The Unnecessary Warning. | 47 Signs You'll Only See In Australia

47 Signs You'll Only See In Australia

Great Southern Land: 30th Anniversary video of the Icehouse hit

30 years ago, a song was written about our Great Southern Land. Inspired by the landscape three decades on, Friend of Australia Iva Davies partnered with eve.

Flinders Street Station ballroom as it looks today.

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, ballroom as it looks today.

Australia’s Best Reds Trickling to the United States — The Pour - NYTimes.com

Australia’s Best Reds Trickling to the United States — The Pour

Gordon Little importing Australian wines into the USA. The New York Times, February

Redwoods in the Otway ranges.

This isn't the coast of northern California. It is the Otway Ranges in western Victorian, thousands of kilometres from the redwoods' natural home.

The Sweet Smell of Summer Rain in Melbourne: Photo of The Windsor Hotel by Victor Perton and published on Victor Perton's Blog.

The Windsor seen through my rain-soaked windscreen Today, I had just finished a fascinating set of meetings in Melbourne when I was cau.


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