Yesterday New York City was hit with a "snowstorm"—really just a dusting—that coated the trees in Central Park all afternoon. It was beautiful! 

Seeing the fluffy flakes falling from the sky, I was reminded of these incredible macro photographs taken by Russian artist Alexey Kljatov. Their extreme detail shows just how amazingly varied snowflake patterns truly are and, in my mind, reminds us of the technical brilliance of the natural world. Leave it to Mother Nature to come up with something so precisely magical.

Even more impressive? The Atlantic and Kljatov have outlined the steps necessary to reproduce these shots yourself. Frankly the process is beyond my humble abilities but still very cool to see! Read the article (and how to) here.

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