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Ethereal Macro Photos of Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear

Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications.

They’re not though. The images were all captured using a Nikon D80 or Nikon D90 DSLR and a 60mm or 90mm macro lens.

You can enjoy many more of Osokin’s impressive photographs (16 pages worth, at the moment) over on his LensArt.ru website.

Andrew Osokin Photography [LensArt via The Curious Brain via Colossal]


Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Osokin and used with permission


 
  • http://realfunny.net/ Mike

    really awesome pics!

  • Nicho

    Anyone who says they’ve seen snow like this with the naked eye is lying. These are extreme close ups and virtually impossible to see, I’m amazed he’s captured them even with a hand held camera. Imagine as a reference seeing the structure of a grain of sand or even smaller. Beautiful shots though, amazing…!