Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov takes stunning extreme close-up pictures of snowflakes.
The fact that he captures them with a lens duct taped to an inexpensive camera on his home balcony makes his ethereal pictures seem like pure magic.
Kljatov describes how he built his DIY camera setup on his blog. The amateur photographer has an extensive catalog of the surreal snow pictures, since no two snowflakes are the same. His catalog of tiny crystal creations will have you looking at snow a whole new way.