Rainbow Planet: Full Spectrum Photography

Original photo by Thomas Shahan

Planet earth is one colourful place! Wherever you travel you’re certain to find vibrant shades, and along with them the desire to capture them as photos.

On the Visit Britain Superblog Paul did a lovely post showing ‘Rainbow Britain’, I thought I would go for a global version and shade it through the order of the spectrum. From violet to turquoise to crimson, we take a world tour of rainbow colours captured by talented photographers. Scroll the page up and down rapidly for the full, slightly psychedelic, rainbow experience!


indonesia purple
Photo by Tanti Ruwani

Santa Ynez, California

blue california
Photo by Anita Ritenour

Tenerife, Canary Isles

Tenerife Turtle
Photo by Philippe Guillaume

Tenerife is certainly colourful from the sea all the way up to the top of El Teide. Turtles, dolphins and fish grace the shores around plus the array of colour all the way up inland to the top of El Teide cannot be ignored.

An island to explore most definitely.

Vasto, Italy

italy statue and colour
Photo by Gabriele Simone

The Maldives

maldives boat
Photo by Nattu
maldives blue sea and sky
Photo by Nattu

Visons and pictures of The Maldives always brings blues upon blues. The sea and the sky meet the sand to make it a destination of dreams.

Lake Peyto, Canada

turquoise lake in canada
Photo by Tony Hisgett

Canada is huge country that is packed with mountains and emerald coloured lakes. Wildlife of all kinds and due to its size the country boasts a massive contrast from east to west.

Munnar, India

fields of  India
Photo by Bimal K C

Banff, Canada

northern lights canada
Photo by  Satoru Kikuchi

The Northern Lights are a sight to behold. The best places to see them are Northern Canada, and north of the Scandanavian countries like Norway and Sweden.

If you are really lucky they occasionally come further south so you can see them in Britain too.

Pokhara, Nepal

green nepal
Photo by Dhilung Kirat

Napa, California

napa california
Photo by Chris Willis

Worcestershire, England

yellow rapeseed field
Photo by David Evans

Scenes like the one above rapeseed field in Worcestershire are replicated all over Britain. The whole spectrum is covered in bloom and a drive out in the countryside is never a toll. Take the time to look around and enjoy nature in full glory. Be it on wheels or on foot.

Texas, USA

yellow texas
Photo by Michael Glasgow 

Yekaterinburg, Russia

yellow leaves russia
Photo by Vladislav Sabanov

Coldingham, Scotland

orange sunset scotland
Photo by Neal Fowler

Pahoa, Hawaii

red lava hawaii
Photo by Paul (Dex) Bica 

Istanbul, Turkey

red sky istanbul
Photo by Matthias Rhomberg

Blue seas, blue and red skies, ancient buildings and palaces. High mountains, National Parks and battlegrounds that are steeped in history.

When booking your flights to Turkey take the time to think about the wonders to discover apart from the relaxing at the beach. It is a treasure trove for tourists and history buffs alike.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

argentina sunset red
Photo by Luis Argerich

Guangdong, China

china red
Photo by Suloke Mathai

Canberra, Australia

red tulips australia
Photo by Huw Alexander Ogilvie

The wonderful Tulip. A flower that has become an emblem of so many things and countries. An such an array of colours to bring at springtime.


red leaf
Photo by Jenny Downing

…And finally an amazing rainbow photo so you can check we got the colours right! This stunning double-rainbow was shot in the St Elias National Park in Alaska.

double rainbow Alaska

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  1. Avatar of Salli van Druten Salli van Druten says:

    Dear Paul

    Wow. I love your colours. Very inspiring, there’s colour everywhere if we just look!


  2. Wow! These are amazing! Did you really take them all?

  3. Avatar of Anis Ibrahim (@AnisIbrahim) Anis Ibrahim (@AnisIbrahim) says:

    These are gorgeous photos! What a great selection!

  4. Avatar of cliff. reed cliff. reed says:

    Such brilliant photograph’s they are well worth the time to look at.

  5. Avatar of Natasha von Geldern Natasha von Geldern says:

    Absolutely stunning combination of photos, not to mention inspiring, thanks for sharing.

  6. Avatar of Pippa Ponton Pippa Ponton says:

    Beautiful, like paint on the palette, thank you, I was surprised at how strong my emotional response was to the picture which was taken relatively near to where I live, on top of the pure aesthetic delight and sense of wonder which comes from all those wonderful pics.

  7. Wow, all these images are stunning!

  8. Avatar of stan stewart (aka @muz4now) stan stewart (aka @muz4now) says:

    Great concept and captures. I have a soft spot in my heart for the one of Coldingham.
    Stan (aka @muz4now)

  9. Avatar of Angela Field Angela Field says:

    Theses are so beautiful, thank you gentlemen!! The rainbow bug is my favorite!! Thank you!!

  10. Avatar of Robert Bell Robert Bell says:

    Beautiful photography. Lifts the spirit. Thank you, Paul!

  11. Avatar of Gerrie porter Gerrie porter says:

    Hi Paul you really are talented they are beautiful pictures and they lift the spirits. I wish I could take photos like that. Thanks for the uplift:)