These Macro Photos Show The Remarkable World of Snowflakes We Don’t See
We make snowflakes all the time — out of printer, construction, and patterned paper. But how often do we actually see them with our own eyes? How do we even know the shapes and designs we’re making are actually a realistic imitation of the snowflake?
Russian photographer Andrew Osokin can help give you a little more faith in your paper snowflakes, because his photography actually captures the unique shapes and designs of them in the split second when they reach the ground before they melt. It’s a simple concept, but one that isn’t executed often enough by either the world of artists or scientists for that matter. Go ahead, google “snowflake” and see what comes up. Not many actual snowflakes, right?
So take a moment to enjoy this unique set of images. It’s not every day you see a snowflake, and the fact that Osokin puts his macro lens to good use for us in freezing weather is certainly something to be appreciated. It may happen in the blink of an eye, but these photographs make it anything but ephemeral.