I’ve always found it kind of crazy how the closer you get to something, the more alien and foreign it can become. Snowflakes are kind of a perfect example, and again they are not, because we are all entirely familiar with the shape – I can remember as a child cutting snowflakes out of folded paper and plastering them on the frosty windows. But although we know and understand the beauty of these baby ice crystals – we don’t walk around during winter with microscopes plastered to our eyes examinine these lil guys. Instead, to the human eye, falling snow just kind of looks like little flecks of white dust that tends to be cold and wet. Alexey Kljatov’s macro photography of snowflakes kind of show us how familiar and yet strange and foreign these little guys are – and just how varied each one is from the next.

source: Alexey Kljatov

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • they are beautiful. hard to believe they are real.

    • rae

      Really glad that you liked the post, Petra!

  • These closeups are amazing – I am SO fascinated by snowflakes, I remember the first time I experienced snow and getting those individual snowflakes caught in my hair – I couldn’t believe they were real!

    • rae

      How old were you when you experienced your first snowfall? And yes, there really is something magical about snowflakes.

      • I was 18… so this was only a few years ago haha!

  • Stephanie Louise

    Oh my goodness, these photos are so beautiful! It’s so unworldly when you see them upclose.

    • rae

      So glad you enjoyed!

  • Corinne C

    I love snowflakes, it’s so amazing how they are form, each different but each so beautiful :)

    Corinne x

    • rae

      I agree :)

  • Jenna Opsahl

    Dude your blog is magical. I am so happy I found it. You are so gorgeous and just awesome-looking. I love these photos. They have a dark surrealism which is made better by the fact that they are just real snowflakes.


    • rae

      Thanks so much Jenna, so glad you like it! And I agree entirely.

  • My gosh, so beautiful. I love looking at snowflake macros, super fascinating.

    • rae

      Glad you enjoyed!

  • These are amazing. I’m off to see if I can buy a print x

    • rae

      Sounds like a great idea! Love to see people supporting smaller photographers and artists!

  • amaaazingly beautiful!