Super High-Speed Cameras Capture Snowflakes in Freefall

Using a special camera that captures images in 1-40,000th of a second (vs. about 1-200th for normal cameras), scientists have captured images of snowflakes as they fall, revealing fascinating images quite unlike what we’re used to seeing.

2013-04-17 Snowflakes

My favorite thing about these images is that you can see the three-dimensional structure of some of the flakes. I caught the story from a short article on, but the University of Utah also has a gallery.