18 Unbelievable Images of Snowflakes

18 Unbelievable Images of Snowflakes

I remember in middle school when our science teacher showed us images of snowflakes and being blown away. They really do contain a little bit of magic in each flake. Russian photographer Alexey Klijatov has been capturing images of snowflakes on his balcony with his hacked together point and shoot. Check out his setup and simply beautiful images.

Armed with nothing more than a Canon A650, a flipped around Russian 58mm lens, and a LED light Alexey captures the tiny wonders of these snowflakes.

Read more about his technique on his blog and to see even more images of his snowflakes head over to his Flickr page.

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All images used with permission by Alexey Kljatov

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Nature is amazing..........

Wow!! these are quite amazing!

Gary Martin's picture

WHAAAAAAAT!?!?! No freaking way.

Yah....way. Or, literally.....YAHWEY!

wow I'm blown away right now!

The perfection is unreal! Pre-microscopes and macro-lenses, I'm sure no one would have believed this if you told them!

Wow. So sharp!

Wow! This goes way beyond amazing!

sacred geometry

These are absolutely GORGEOUS. Breathtaking.

These are lovely.

You guys heard of Wilson 'Snowflake' Bentley - The Man Who Photographed Snowflakes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLmA263hlk

http://snowflakebentley.com/

mind blown

In Soviet Russia snow flakes you.

I apologize for this overused joke. Amazing pics!

Wow.. kudos to the guy.. Proof that you don't need expensive equipment AT ALL.

I love this. And I love it even more for proving that it's not about the gear but about the user. Period, end of story.

All I can say is that after looking at that setup, that is one determined son of a b*tch.

epic...only shows you don't need expensive gear to get great results! great imagination and ingenuity.

This blows my mind. How something so beautiful and complex can be created by nature... amazing.

absolutely amazing.

All thanks to the shape of the water molecule. If water wasn't bent the way it is, we'd likely see clumps of snow instead of the beautiful hexagonal based shaped you see.

Our Creator God is truly amazing!! His creativity knows no limits.

Beautifully written, the only thought that resonates with me when I view these photos. God's handiwork surrounds us and is indescribable, uncontainable, boundless ..

I see you saw the reddit post on this... nice of you to site it.

amazing

I want this on my wall.

You have to wonder who is making these beautiful pieces of art?

There you go, no you can spend that $1000 you were going to spend on that 100mm macro optic on beer instead...

this just proves that god is real

I can see how one snow flake alone can make elsa's castle.