19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
No Two Alike

Water, an incredibly familiar thing to all of us, is quite unfamiliar when you see it in this different view. This makes snowflakes a great example of hidden beauty. I knew snowflakes were going to be a huge challenge to photograph—I spent 18 months designing and building a custom camera with a Phase One sensor (100MP) adapted to a microscope objective.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
Copyright: © Nathan Myhrvold