These Closeup Photos of Snowflakes Reveal Their Beautifully Intricate Designs

Have you ever taken a close look at the snowflakes that fall on your clothes and body during a snowfall? Maybe you live in a place that doesn’t regularly receive snow, but for those of us who live in frosty winter wonderlands during that time of the year, snowflakes are a regular occurrence that often do not receive the attention they deserve.

Each one of these tiny little flakes of frozen water is unique and so intricate in design, you’d think that they were crafted by some of the most creative people alive in the world today. Yet, they are made by nature, void of any help from man.

The photos below were captured by photographer Alexey Kljatov, who has a natural talent for showcasing the beauty found within each and every snowflake.

“I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background,”says Kljatov.

Kljatov reveals how he takes such incredible photos in one of his blog posts, so that others may try to capture some of the magic in their own world.

All photo credit: Flickr/Alexey Kljatov


h/t Tree Hugger

3 thoughts on “These Closeup Photos of Snowflakes Reveal Their Beautifully Intricate Designs

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