grains of sand

Jewels of the Sea: Microscopic Images of Sand Reveal Jaw-Dropping Beauty

grains of sand
“Six Grains of Sand,” Maui. Photograph courtesy of: Dr. Gary Greenberg ©2010.
“The miracles of nature are tangible, and they can be seen directly through the microscope. The magnificence of nature lies in its consciousness. When we commune with nature, we become conscious of our connection with the universe.”—Dr. Gary Greenberg.


A series of microscopic images have revealed the incredible details of sand and marine fragments from five Indian Ocean destinations.

Macro photographer Harold Taylor created 21 jaw-dropping photos showing what sand from seven different beaches in the Indian Ocean looks like under a microscope…

Read Full Article, Daily Mail

This is what sand looks like under a microscope, Independent UK
Images of the Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles tend to show white sand and turquoise waters which can mislead visitors, who might think the beaches are all the same…

A Grain of Sand – Nature’s Secret Wonder, A Book By Dr. Gary Greenberg
Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered. That’s what Dr. Gary Greenberg found when he first turned his microscope on beach sand. Author and photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg is a visual artist who creatively combines art with science. Since 2001, Dr. Greenberg focuses his microscopes on common objects, such as grains of sand, flowers, and food. These everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified hundreds of times, revealing hidden and unexpected aspects of nature. Dr. Greenberg’s images of sand make us realize that as we walk along a beach we are strolling upon thousands of years of biological and geological history…

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