phenomenon

Photographer Captures Sailboat at the End of a Rainbow

A photographer in England has captured a once-in-a-lifetime photo of a sailboat passing through the end of a dazzling rainbow right where the colorful light meets the surface of the water.

Yosemite Firefall: A Photographer’s Guide in 2022

We photographers generally have long lists of projects we want to do and then we have our bucket list items -- those things we can only hope we someday get a chance to shoot. As a nature and landscape photographer, the big three on my bucket list were the Subway at Zion, Fly Geyser, and Yosemite’s Firefall.

Watch: Strong Winds Create ‘Reverse Waterfalls’ in Australia

Did you know there's such a thing as a "reverse waterfall"? Perhaps more appropriately called a water rise, the phenomenon is caused when extremely high winds batter a cliff face, and it happened over the weekend at Royal National Park just outside Sydney, Australia.

Photographer Captures the Rainbows in Hummingbird Wings

Australian photographer Christian Spencer has spent 19 years living in Brazil's Itatiaia National Park, and one of the things he has focused his camera on is the beautiful sight of sunlight passing through hummingbird wings. His project is titled Winged Prism.

Photos of Frozen Waves in an Alpine Colorado Lake

Every once in a while, the natural world can surprise us, inspire us with something unexpected and unique, particularly to the eyes of an artist. Such a moment came when I made my first visit to a specific alpine lake in Colorado, revered for its location amidst towering craggy spires and the stark reflections it can cast on a calm morning.

‘Rain Bomb’ Captured by Airport Cam

Microbursts are intense small-scale downdrafts that can dump a huge amount of rain on a small area in a short period of time. From a distance, the phenomenon looks like a pillar of water crashing down on the Earth. In Arizona, an airport security camera just captured one of these "rain bombs."

Why Bad Photographers Think They’re Good

Did you know that the worse you are at photography, the more likely it is that you think you're great at it? It's a cognitive bias in psychology called the Dunning–Kruger effect. Here's an inspiring 9-minute video by photographer Jamie Windsor on how you can avoid falling into this common mental trap and actually become a better photographer.

How the Rolling Shutter Effect Works

Rolling shutter is the answer to why concrete bends, propellors break up, and trees turn to jelly when you're filming them while either you, or the object, is moving quickly in front of certain cameras.

When a Camera’s Frame Rate is Synced to a Helicopter’s Rotor…

YouTuber Chris Chris captured the above video showing what happens when your camera's frame rate is perfectly synced to the rotation speed of a helicopter's rotor: the blades are frozen at the same angles in each frame, making it look like the helicopter is magically floating around with frozen rotor blades.

Astronaut Captured Blue Lightning on Camera from the ISS

For years, airline pilots have reported seeing unusual lightning phenomenon that we don't get to witness from the ground. Luckily for us, astronauts on the International Space Station have a perfect vantage point, and one of them did capture "blue lightning" while orbiting the Earth.