(Source: Flickr / dogfool)
These amazing photos were taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who adapted his camera in order to achieve remarkably close-up focus on individual snowflakes after they’ve fall on the ground. He illuminates his shots with a flashlight and the background texture is dark wool fabric.
Alexy’s images reveal the unique geometric shapes of each snowflake with such astonishing clarity that it’s easy to forget just how tiny they really are. Visit Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr stream to view many more of his remarkable snowflake photos.
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Manhattan (by AliJG)
The Field by Greg Boratyn
by ALEX TOOTH
Dom Bosco Sanctuary, Brasilia, Carlos Alberto Naves, 1963.
Stained glass by Hubert Van Doorne. View this on the map
This photograph, snapped by an astronaut aboard the ISS on December 12, 2013, shows a white flash of lightning amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. (NASA)