Regal Snowflake

This snowflake contains levels of detail typically hard to find in your average snowfall. Passing through different growth phases, the tips branch off in a new style, randomly adding asymmetry and beauty to the tiny creation.

From the three snowflakes layered on top (see if you can spot them all) to the different styles of opposing branches, this snowflake represents a beautiful balancing act.

Something about this image reminds me of detailed embroidered royal crests and emblems.

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