Have a blessed Christmas everyone! Did you know that no two snowflakes are alike? Yes, they are not though it can also be said that it is statistically possible. In 1885, Wilson Alwyn Bentley attempted to find identical snowflakes by photographing thousands of them with a microscope that paved the way for the wide variety of snowflakes that we know about today. According to Wikipedia, it is very unlikely for any two snowflakes to be exactly alike due to the roughly 1019 water molecules which make up a typical snowflake, which grow at different rates and in different patterns depending on the changing temperature and humidity within the atmosphere that the snowflake falls through on its way to the ground united.
Now that we have learned something new about snowflakes, check out these amazing macro photos by Andrew Osokin, who is now based in Moscow and also takes photos of insects and raindrop covered spider webs.