As the saying goes, no two snowflakes are exactly alike. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov’s collection of high-resolution magnified flakes makes this widely-held belief more convincing.
The Moscow-based photographer captured dozens of structurally diverse snowflakes, showcasing the complexity of each one against a dull backdrop.
"It is even possible for a single snowflakes to be a combination of shapes as it moves into different temperatures within a cloud," Pindrock said.
"But with so many variables to influence a single snowflake’s design and shape, it is highly unlikely that two large snowflakes would turn out exactly the same."