Snowflake

Snowflake

E127/0480 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: TED KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A snowflake or a snow crystal. This snow crystal is of a stellar crystal form, also called a dendritic snow crystal. This form of crystal is made in a cloud when water freezes into ice around -15C. Snowflakes show typical hexagonal symmetry (as seen here) if the crystallization occurs slowly, in a calm air and in temperatures near freezing point, they are commonly flat and may have different shapes such as six sided polygons or stars. The beautiful pattern is often very complicated with needle-like structures and tiny bridges. Since the final stage is influenced by the weather conditions in which they form, no two snowflakes are identical.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: climate, cold, crystal, crystals, dendritic snow crystal, dendritic snow crystals, frozen, ice crystal, ice crystals, meteorology, season, seasons, six sided symmetry, snow, snow crystal, snow crystals, snowflake, snowflakes, stellar crystal form, stellar crystals, water, weather, winter

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.