While this is only one snowflake, you don’t have to look too closely to see a second one hidden inside.
Plenty of interesting geometry, symmetry and fractals in a tiny snowflake such as this. A lot of people will likely find this snowflake beautiful, and it makes me contemplate the idea of natural beauty. Beauty in any context is very subjective; On the most basic levels, it is decided by instinct and evolution. We notice fractal patterns because they’re often important, and even photos that follow a Fibonacci spiral will have a subliminally pleasing composition. When I look at this snowflake and see beauty, it’s not because it’s beautiful – it’s because our brains is wired to think so.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is true for a snowflake as much as it is for love at first sight; Beauty is what you make of it.