Many people have seen snowflakes from afar, maybe sitting on a tree branch, but photographer Andrew Osokin used his skills and equipment (macro lenses) to capture them like you’ve never seen before. We’ve rounded up twelve stunning examples for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

Thanks to Andrei’s macro photographs, we get to see the gorgeous and delicate fragility of snowflakes from a very close proximity.

Their perfectly symmetrical shape has to be just one more of the wonders of nature. One can only wonder how much patience Andrei has to have in order to capture such amazing shots before the glass-like snowflakes melt. Take a look at how beautifully they’re immortalized in these shots!

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