January 30, 2013

Snowflake photographer

Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin 

Wilson Bentley was obsessed with snow. He thought snow crystals were beautiful and wanted to share them with others. He tried drawing snowflakes, but they always melted before he could finish. His career took off after his parents bought him a special camera. At first, no one was interested in his photographs. Then colleges and universities started collecting them. Bentley went on to become an expert on snow, rain, and clouds.

An interesting portrait of a self-taught scientist that should inspire readers to look for the extraordinary in nature. 

photos by Wilson Bentley

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