30+ beautiful pictures of Snow Crystals
Snowflakes and snow crystals are made of ice, and pretty much nothing more. A snow crystal, as the name implies, is a single crystal of ice. A snowflake is a more general term; it can mean an individual snow crystal, or a few snow crystals stuck together, or large agglomerations of snow crystals that form “puff-balls” that float down from the clouds. Snowflakes are not frozen raindrops. Sometimes raindrops do freeze as they fall, but this is called sleet. Sleet particles don’t have any of the elaborate and symmetrical patterning found in snow crystals. Snow crystals form when water vapor condenses directly into ice, which happens in the clouds. The patterns emerge as the crystals grow.
Nature exhibits creativity in every direction we can imagine. The more beautiful and creative they are, the more enigmatic it becomes to understand ‘Why?’. In this article, I will show some truly beautiful pictures of snow flakes which are astoundingly real and were captured using a specially designed snowflake photomicroscope. Nature knows its own geometry.. for sure.
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