We’ve previously exhibited a photo of magnified coral sand using brightfield technique. Here’s some more magnified sand photos, captured by Dr. Gary Greenberg, that are just as stunning:

Greenberg - Magnified SandSand from Maui, magnified 125x. Greenberg Magnified Sand Sand from Maui, carefully arranged. Greenberg Magnified Sand from Okinawa Sand from Okinawa, comprised of foraminifera (a class of protozoa) shells.

Dr. Greenberg’s sand photos are available in his 2008 book, A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder. Oh, did we mention, he also takes crazy awesome photos of magnified crystals, food, flowers, body parts, and other wonders (check out his website)…

Magnified Sugar Crystal Sugar crystallizing out of a solution of sugar water.

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