Macro photography excels at bringing out amazing details in things too otherwise tiny to appreciate. 'Tis the season, so what better time to see what snowflakes really look like? Photographer Alexey Kljatov captures them on a glass surface back-lit by LED light, or in natural light using dark, woolen fabrics for backgrounds.
In this first Kljatov photo, "Almost Triangle," a slightly melted snowflake rests ahead of a woolen fabric background, in the natural light of a cloudy day.
Let's check out some more great shots from the short, happy life of the snowflake.
"Needles and Pins."
"Battle Chess" hoarfrost.
"Alien's Data Disk."
"Machinery of Winter."