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