Watch an ice crystal form with this incredible microscope snowflake timelapse (VIDEO)
posted Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM EDT
We've seen no shortage of timelapses over the years here at Imaging Resource, but this one is a bit different. For one, it's probably the smallest we've ever seen, as it's been shot through a microscope. It also captures one of nature's most interesting phenomena: the formation of a single, unique snowflake.
We wish we knew a bit more about how the video was shot, its vimeo description is all but blank, pretty much just saying that it was shot on a microscope. It's such a stunning piece of footage, that it almost looks unreal, like a CGI render. But video maker Vyacheslav Ivanov has a number of other timelapses that convince that this thing is real. But over the course of just a couple of minutes, seeing a snowflake grow from nothing is just amazing.