DON KOMARECHKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DON KOMARECHKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This snowflake has broken off a branch on impact with the ground, and the branches are covered in rime - super cooled water droplets that collided with the snowflake in the air. The background is a black woollen surface and the crystal is photographed with reflected light. Crystal measures 4.7mm across and the image is roughly 20x magnification when printed 10cm wide.
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