Incredibly Colorful Magnified Grains of Sand

Viewed at an astounding magnification of over 250 times, tiny grains of sand are surprisingly colorful and extremely unique. Each piece is either a fragment of crystals, spiral fragments of shells or crumbs of volcanic rock.

To see these incredible images, Dr. Gary Greenberg goes through a painstakingly lengthy process. First, he takes many photos from different points of focus. Then, he combines them using software to produce one spectacular image.

“It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures," says Greenberg." He certainly has a point. Who would have thought that we've been walking on something so beautiful all along?

Gary Greenberg's website
via [ISI] and [Daily Mail UK]

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Tags: grains of sand, nature, photo, video

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Comment by sAm on August 8, 2011 at 4:03pm
Beauty up close. Love it!
Comment by alice on August 8, 2011 at 9:05am
spectacular. great post, alyssa!
Comment by John Russo on August 6, 2011 at 6:25pm
incredible, beautiful, amazing

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