Rainbow of the year? Phenomenal photo from Oklahoma

Behold one of the most dramatic rainbow photographs I’ve seen in a long while. Mark Fryklund, a photojournalist and storm chaser with KOCO TV in Oklahoma City, Okla, posted this to Twitter yesterday:

(Mark Fryklund <a href="https://twitter.com/KOCO_FastUnit5/status/464565541915860993">via Twitter</a>)

(Mark Fryklund via Twitter - click to enlarge)

It captures the rainbow’s entire semicircle – fronted by an ominous rain shaft and backed by a second, though subtle, arc. It’s the serendipitous marriage of mother nature’s serene and scary.

Now seems like a good time to also share this exquisite double rainbow photo from Sykesville, Maryland, taken last Saturday (May 3) at 6:50 p.m. by Steven McVeigh.

(Steven McVeigh)

(Steven McVeigh)

Can’t ever get enough rainbows :)

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D.C. area forecast: Somewhat muggy, a few shower and storm risks through Saturday