National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Snowflake and Ice Crystal Resources
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a very large collection of Snowflake photographs.
Many of the snowflake designsin Snowflake Patterns for Children were created using these images!
Wilson Bentley, the Snowflake Man, published his "Studies among the Snow Crystals" in 1902.
These links below point directly to the large Snow Crystal photos from the "Studies among the Snow Crystals" 1902 publication
High Resolution Snow Crystal Photographs
Each "thumbnail" links to super, High Resolution photographs published in the "Studies among the Snow Crystals" 1902 publication.
Some of these photographs are huge and may take a long time to completely load on a dial up connection. Be patient, it's worth the wait!
Fantastic High Resolution Snowflake Images photographed by Wilson Snowflake Bentley
- Plate I - wea 02069
- Plate II - wea 02070
- Plate III - wea 02071
- Plate IV - wea 02072
- Plate V - wea 02073
- Plate VI - wea 02074
- Plate VII - wea 02075
- Plate VIII - wea 02076
- Plate IX - wea 02077
- Plate X - wea 02078
- Plate XI - wea 02079 Hgh Resolution
- Plate XII - wea 02080
- Plate XIII - wea 02081
- Plate XIV - wea 02082
- Plate XV - wea 02083
- Plate XVI - wea 02084
- Plate XVII - wea 02085
- Plate XVIII - wea 02086
- Plate XIX - wea 02087
- Plate XX - wea 02088
- Plate XXI - wea 02089
- Plate XXII - wea 02090
- Image 565 - wea 02091
- Image 759 - wea 02092
- Image 785 - wea 02093
- Image 814 - wea 02094
- Image 815 - wea 02095
- Image 869 - wea 02096
- Image 872 - wea 02097
- Image 890 - wea 02098
Photo of Ice crystals of unusual size
Photos of Natural Snow Garlands
William Scoresby Snowflake Illustrations
Snow crystals as observed and drawn by William Scoresby over 185 years ago and more historic snowflake studies (refer to navigation bar above).
"An account of the Arctic regions with a history and description of the northern whale-fishery", by W. Scoresby. 1820.
- P. 588, Vol. II. Plate VIII - wea02103
- P. 588, Vol. II. Plate IX - wea02104
- P. 588, Vol. II. Plate X - wea02105
- P. 588, Vol. II. Plate XI - wea02106