Getting up close and personal with snowflakes

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

With winter in full swing (and some of the coldest temperatures on record in Eastern Europe) I wanted to highlight these stunning macro photos of snowflakes, taken by photographer Matthias Lenke:

Says photographer Matthias Lenke:

I must confess that I never cared about snowflakes too much … until I read an article about the uniqueness of each crystal. So I took my gear to the balcony and made some “field stacks“. And yes … if you are able to have a closer look, these fractal shapes are pretty fascinating. Each snowflake is a small geometric miracle.

To see the rest of Matthias’ gorgeous photos, see his full Flickr gallery. For more macro photography of snowflakes – this time in color – check out Brian Valentine’s work. (h/t to This is Colossal).


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