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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30 Comments

Ken Chetwynd's picture

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

Tyler Brown's picture

Wow!! these are quite amazing!

Gary Winchester Martin's picture

WHAAAAAAAT!?!?! No freaking way.

ttpog's picture

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

Jorge Vieira's picture

wow I'm blown away right now!

robyn ernst's picture

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

Brian Ceci's picture

Wow. So sharp!

Christina's picture

Wow! This goes way beyond amazing!

victor tadeo's picture

sacred geometry

Melissa Durham Photography's picture

These are absolutely GORGEOUS. Breathtaking.

steve bryson's picture

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/

Debbie Franqui's picture

mind blown

tavenger5's picture

In Soviet Russia snow flakes you.

I apologize for this overused joke. Amazing pics!

Polygon's picture

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

Natanchikg's picture

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.

Jesus Gomez-Cortes's picture

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

Mars Majarucon's picture

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

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal's picture

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

Guest's picture

absolutely amazing.

Andrew Gregg's picture

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.

ttpog's picture

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

Brian Gemberling's picture

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

Hayden's picture

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

Nana Hee's picture

amazing

Bogdane!'s picture

I want this on my wall.

Linda's picture

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

Spy Black's picture

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

MIKEisREAL MINC's picture

this just proves that god is real

Sophia's picture

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