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Delicate, intricate and wonderfully diverse: Snowflakes up close

By Jareen Imam, CNN
January 31, 2014 -- Updated 1554 GMT (2354 HKT)
The cold snaps across the United States seem endless, but with each new snowfall, there's an opportunity to capture a new perspective on winter, just like what <a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1078499'>Jeffrey Goodman</a> did when he photographed this snowflake outside his Mentor, Ohio, home. The cold snaps across the United States seem endless, but with each new snowfall, there's an opportunity to capture a new perspective on winter, just like what Jeffrey Goodman did when he photographed this snowflake outside his Mentor, Ohio, home.
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Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
Catching snowflakes in wintry weather
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Many parts of the country are still seeing snow and ice
  • iReporters share their views of winter with creative snowflake photos
  • See incredibly intricate and detailed photos of snowflakes above

(CNN) -- The winter weather isn't over just yet. From small snow flurries to massive snowstorms, there is a lot of frosty precipitation blanketing much of the U.S.

As the white stuff covers the landscape, it's hard to imagine the millions of tiny, intricate flakes that make it up. Above is a collection of extreme close-up snowflake photos from this winter season. Add your own snowflake photos by uploading them to iReport. We'll add some of the best to the gallery.

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