"So perfectly formed in hexagons, and of which the six sides were so straight, and the six angles so equal, that it is impossible for men to make anything so exact."
Descartes, 1635 

Wilson Bentley 'The Snowflake Man'

The Snowflake Man--Step back in time to learn about the man who taught us that "no two snowflakes are alike." We travel to Jericho, Vermont to recreate the life of a simple, self educated farmer that took amazing pictures of snowflakes (still found on many products today) and after decades of work, became known the world over as the "Snowflake Man."

Types of Snowflake
If you look closely at falling snow, you can see a great many different crystal shapes.

Snowflakes Forming
Watch the formation of snowflakes. Time-lapse photography.

'The Snowflake Man'
The history of Wilson Bentley, who spent his life photographing beautiful snowflakes.