12 Snowflake Images
Today we have a fun collection of 12 Snowflake Images! Featured below are Snowflakes Illustrations from a very old Encyclopedia, these are drawings of actual Frozen Snow Crystals, I think they are lovely. They are a bit primitive looking, yet so fun! Wikipedia says, “A snowflake is a single ice crystal that has achieved a sufficient size, and may have amalgamated with others, then falls through the Earth’s atmosphere as snow.” Snowflakes are truly one of nature’s wonders, as each and every individual snowflake has a unique symmetrical pattern. They would be great for your Christmas or Winter Projects. Some might tie in well for Hanukkah too!
Vintage Snowflake Clipart Images
Here we have a nice black and white Snowflake clipart drawing. I think this is called a Fern like Stellar Dendrite, which is an actual frozen snow crystal. If anyone is a snowflake guru, please let us know for sure! These crystals are similar to the Stellar Dendrites (see below), but are larger and have many more side branches. These resemble the branches of a fern. Almost always running parallel to their neighboring branches, the side branches are fascinating to me. However, the crystals are not drawn with perfect symmetry. If you look carefully at one arm, you can see that the side branches are not exactly the same on the left side of the arm as the right. Interesting!
The above Snowflake drawing is of an actual frozen snow crystal called a Stellar Dendrite. These are the most recognizable snow crystals. ‘Stellar’ comes from their star-shaped appearance. ‘Dendrite’ means tree-like with connecting branches containing side branches. I like how the middle of this one is so geometrical, and apparently there are tiny balls on the tops of the first arm.
Pictured above is a Snowflake drawing of an actual frozen snow crystal that has me really guessing. It might be a rimmed Snowflake of Graupel. These develop when the crystal collides with some water droplets. Graupel is the name for soft hail.
The above Snowflake drawing looks to me like a castle with turreted arms. Shaped like an empty spool, I think this is called a basic capped column. It has a twelve armed or branched daisy like center image. This happens when two snowflakes collide in mid air. How cool is that?!
The arms of this Snowflake Graphic actually look like a car part or some type of gear to me. The snowflake displays symmetry with hexagon shapes. The arms have elongated hexagons that end with three shapes. I like the dark lines on it.
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Snowflake Images!! You might also like the Overt 1280 Images in our Black and White Clipart Archives HERE or the 500+ Images in our Christmas Archives HERE!