This photo was taken on 2011
      Terton Chokgyur Lingpa's rainbow body which shrink to the smaller size.


       This photo was taken on 2005
       HH.Chogye Trichen's rainbow body which shrink to the smaller size


       This photo was taken on 2009
        XiRao Khenpo's rainbow body which shrink to the smaller size


       Achuk Lama Rinpoche who manifested the rainbow body in
       photograph (by the way, the lotus at the bottom is not there when
       they took the photo, in case you are wondering…)


     This photo was taken on 2011
      HH.AChuk Lama's Rainbow body, The body shrink dramatically to
      the smaller size.


Some exceptional practitioners such as Padmasambhava are held to have realized a higher type of rainbow body without dying. Having completed the four visions before death,His or her physical body self-liberates into a nonmaterial body of light with the ability to exist and abide wherever and whenever as pointed by one's compassion.