No two snowflakes are alike. This discovery was made by a man named Wilson Bentley, a farmer from Vermont, who became affectionately known as “Snowflake” Bentley. Bentley developed an interest in snow crystals after he received a microscope for his fifteenth birthday. For over forty years, Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865–1931) photographed thousands of individual snowflakes and perfected the innovative photomicrographic techniques.
“… from the beginning, it was the snowflakes that fascinated me most”. —Wilson Alwyn Bentley