Due to the many changes in temperature and humidity the crystal experiences during its fall to earth, snowflakes form in a wide variety of intricate shapes. It is very unlikely for any two randomly selected snowflakes to appear exactly alike even though we probably can’t tell with our bare eyes. That is the reason many people are crazy about photographing snowflakes – collecting as many shapes as possible. Apparently, Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is one of them who devotes himself capturing the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals. In order to get clear shots of those intricate geometric shapes, Kljatov has to fall to the ground during a snowstorm and carefully isolates single snowflakes. Take a look at Kljatov’s collection, these intricately formed shapes are a stunning display of nature at its best.
For artist Herrera, it just isn’t Christmas without a T-47 Snow Speeder making an attack run on an AT-AT, or Luke Skywalker facing down a hungry Rancor beast. To celebrate the Christmas and his beloved star war, he created 13 craft design of “Star Wars Snowflakes”. Get yourself a sharp cutting blade and follow the template downloaded from Herrera’s site, let’s enjoy those freshly cut Star Wars snowflakes hanging during this holiday season.
Photographing snowflakes can be great fun and a rewarding hobby that takes you outside on those snowy days to witness some of Nature’s most stunning artistry. Best of all, each picture you take will be different from all others, because each snow crystal is unique. Even though photographing snowflakes is fun, it is still not for everyone. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some great snowflakes photos. Thanks to photographer like Andrew Osokin’s macro photography we can take a glimpse at the miniscule snowflakes from up close, which brings us a totally different world in themselves. Below we selected some of our favorite photos, but you can see all Osokin’s work from his gallery. And now, let’s take a look at these beautiful close-ups and get the arty-side of you in full flow this Christmas season.