This Man’s Photos Prove No Two Snowflakes Are The Same And It Is Mesmerizing

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We’ve always been taught that no two snowflakes are alike.

And, turns out, there’s photographic proof that no two flakes are, in fact, exactly the same.

Millions and billions of the feathery light flakes of snow float down from the sky — and each one of them is entirely different.

Kind of blows your mind, doesn’t it?!?

The man who first discovered this awesome snowflake phenomenon did so WAY back in 1885, when he became the first person to successfully photograph individual flakes.

 Wilson Bentley, a farmer from Jericho, Vermont, rigged up a microscope on his camera, and was able to capture these “snow flowers” on film.

It took him 3 years to get his special microscope camera correct, but when he did, a whole new world opened up.

Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.

Wilson Bentley

And, they are spectacular!

Something pretty cool that you might notice is that ALL the flakes have 6 sides. It’s the way water molecules form each and every time.

Every crystal was a masterpiece of design, and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.

Wilson Bentley

Mr. Bentley became known as “Snowflake” Bentley, because of his work with the snowflakes.

His photographs can now be seen at the historic Old Red Mill in Jericho, Vermont.

Not only are his photos found in Jericho, some of them are even a part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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