Snow is upon us. And by “us,” I really mean me, since I don’t know exactly where you are, dear reader. Although chances are you have snow, too.

To mark the occasion, here are some remarkable pictures of snowflakes taken by Russian photographer Andrew Osokin, via Visual News (along with a couple others from Andrew’s website). Titles were taken from the Google translation of his website. Click one of the pictures to enter the gallery, where you can see each snowflake in all its majesty!

How do these beautiful structures form? This video from the American Chemical Society is a great explainer:

Be safe, but enjoy the snow!

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