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  • Writer's pictureBen Samuel

The Snowflake Man - First pictures of snow crystals

Wilson Alwyn Bentley (1865 – 1931) Frustrated with being unable to view snowflakes under his microscope Bentley devised his own methods to capture images of the snow crystals (1905-1910). He is said to have photographed over 5000 snowflakes.

"Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost." - Wilson Alwyn Bentley


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