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No Two Alike: Caltech Prof Wins Award for Snowflake Photos

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Here in sunny Southern California we don't get to take an up-close look at snowflakes very often--if at all--and hardly anyone in the world gets to look at them the way Caltech physics professor Ken Libbrecht has.

Libbrecht's photographs of snowflakes have just been awarded the 2010 Lennart Nilsson Award, which is an annual prize given for scientific and medical photography, reports the Pasadena Star-News. Libbrecht will be presented with the prize in Stockholm next week.

Here's a look at just a few of the amazing snowflake images for which Libbrecht won his award.