ADVERTISEMENT
latest stories:

No Two Alike: Snowflake Photography Reveals Nature's Symmetry [Slide Show]

Kenneth Libbrecht's photography highlights the beauty of each individual flake in his book The Art of the Snowflake
Mark Changizi



COURTESY OF RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

More In This Article

Snowflakes are white—Right? No. And a close look reveals that this heavenly dandruff comes in myriad sizes and shapes, sometimes crystallizing into columns and needles, sectored plates or stellar dendrites, among countless other variations. Kenneth Libbrecht's The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album reveals close up the flakey truth—and he is not snowing you.

View the slide show

Share this Article:

Comments

You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.
Scientific American Holiday Sale

Limited Time Only!

Get 50% off Digital Gifts

Hurry sale ends 12/31 >

X

Email this Article

X