Full Circle Rainbow Shines Through Rainstorm: Captured on Camera

Photographer captures a rare sight during an Australian rain shower.

— -- Colin Leonhardt captured the holy grail of aerial photography on his latest photo shoot: a perfect circle rainbow.

Leonhardt, 46, who specializes in aerial photographer, was flying back from a photo shoot when the pilot of the plane he was on flew over Cottesloe Beach in western Australia during a rain shower.

The rare phenomenon of a circular rainbow can only be seen from the air, when the sun is shining from behind the observer through droplets of rain.