Macro Snowflake Photography: Alexey Kljatov and His Snowflake Photos

by . December 11th, 2014

I used to think that there was a big refrigerator in the sky. I mean, how else would a kid be able to explain snow? I live in a tropical country; the concept of snow was something I couldn’t wrap my head around at the time. Since then, I’ve had better understanding of how snow works. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov and I seem to share the same curiosity; the difference, however, is that Alexey has access to snow and has taken amazing photographs of snowflakes from his home balcony.

Each photograph is just so beautiful; it’s amazing how unique each snowflake can be. Alexey used  a 12.1MP Canon PowerShot A650 and a DIY macro gear that he put together. In most of his works, Kljatov shoots on a glass surface with an LED flashlight illuminating the snowflake from the other side of the glass. Sometimes, he also uses natural light and dark wool fabric as a backdrop. Here are some of the amazing snowflake photographs he has captured.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Share this post for others to see what snowflakes really look like. More photos in Alexey Kljatov website and for hi-res images, you can visit his Flickr page.


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