An Up-Close Look at Snowflakes

Take a closer look next time you see a snowfall, and you’ll spy some amazing forms within the tiniest flakes. Learn what it takes to capture nature’s miniature marvels.





Photographer Brad Nordlof captures many large-scale panoramic scenes of the natural world, but these snowflake images capture just the opposite. Photographed using a high-powered DSLR camera, these incredible snowflakes only form within a narrow range of temperatures, and melt after just a few clicks of the shutter.

Landscape and fine art photography have long been a passion for Nordlof, whose stidio is based in Rockford, where he prints and frames his artwork for professional and residential settings. To learn more about his work, visit