Monday, February 2, 2009

Really beautiful snowflake pictures

Kenneth Libbrecht is a physicist that studies snowflakes and takes pictures of them with a photomicroscope. The results are stunning! Here is a gallery that displays nine of them.

Snowflakes, The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album, and The Little Book of Snowflakes are a few of his books filled with this beautiful photography, and probably a fact or two about snowflakes.

We're getting more of the lovely crystals tonight.


Tricia said...

These images are beautiful. I'm still partial to the Bentley Snow Crystal Collection, largely because someone with passion and persistence created such amazing images without the latest technology.
I love visiting the site while reading Snowflake Bentley.

I do own a copy of The Little Book of Snowflakes and use it with the Bentley book.

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

L a u r a said...

Thank you for sharing this. Our kids just LOVED looking at the photos!

Kris said...

Thanks for the link, Tricia! I mentioned Bentley here though I did not link to any of his books. He, too, has a book of snowflake photography that I have out from the library. Beautiful stuff!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

i really need to read yoru blog more often. this book was what I was trying to remember about a week ago! DH is still under the weather but i'm going to sign him up for the Saturdays when he is up for it.

Kris said...

I hope DH is feeling better soon--it's always tough when someone in the house is sick.

Subscribing is the best way for me to follow, especially since feeds displays on my homepage.