Snowflakes aren’t exactly the easiest things in the world to photograph. Capturing those beautiful delicate flakes and their unique symmetrical intricacies is hard enough; it takes gentle steady hands and plenty of patience too. That’s probably one of the reasons why images of them are so fascinating and hypnotic.
Making a video of how they form and grow, on the other hand, that’s an entirely different ballgame. But it’s definitely not impossible, as Moscow-based videographer Vyacheslav Ivanov proves in his new timelapse video.
In his video entitled “Snowtime”, Ivanov expertly captures the mesmerizing microscopic process of snowflakes. Not much is said about how exactly he did it and what sort of equipment he utilized to make the video but he did use a microscope and what we’re assuming are lab-grown snowflakes.
If you’re wondering, we can definitely say for sure that there are no CGIs involved here as Ivanov has done other microscopic experimental videos in the past using other materials like the magnetic ferrofluid.
Springtime is almost here, which means that winter is counting down its last remaining days. Let’s give it the proper and gorgeous send off it may or may not deserve, depending on which part of the Northern Hemisphere you’re in, by watching Ivanov’s incredible video.
See it after the jump.