As annoying as winter might be for some, there is no denying to the fact that this part of the year can also be incredibly beautiful. While we have already shown you some of the charming things possible during winter with posts such as our 25 astonishing winter photos from around the world, there exist a photo category in which winter is head and shoulders above any other season. Macro photography. For Brian Valentine, a 65-year-old photographer from Worthing, England, taking macro photos of frozen beauty has become a life-time hobby and as you will see in this post, he has elevated his hobby to artistic level. Armed with a high power macro lens camera, he spends winter days in his backyard, hunting for remarkable miniature shots of frost, ice crystals and snowflakes. Seeing beauty where others only see troublesome loads of snow and freezing temperature, Valentine takes breathtakingly beautiful macro shots of seemingly ordinary things, revealing incredibly detailed crystallized shapes and unique lattice snowdrop patterns. A retired microbiologist, Valentine started macro photography in 2005 and over the last decade has taken hundreds of astonishing images. To see some of his best winter shots, check out these 25 Beautiful Frozen Zoomed-In Macro Photos and be sure to check out the rest of his incredible work by visiting his gallery.