This Is What Sand Looks Like When Magnified

Photographer and scientist Dr. Gary Greenberg has created this series of microscopic sand photography by employing the use of a high-powered light microscope, which he invented.

To most, all sand looks the same–countless grains in a vast expanse of beach. Look closer–up to 300 times closer–and your view of sand will be forever changed. Greenberg has presented his photographs in a book entitled A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder.

For more sand art, check out Calvin Seibert’s Geometric Sandcastles.

sand-magnified-5 sand-magnified-1 sand-magnified-3 sand-magnified-6 sand-magnified-4