19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Snowflake Triptych: 2

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