Microscopic Grains Of Sand Photographed By Dr Gary Greenberg

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I thought I knew what sand looked like, sand is sand right? Wrong! This is what sand actually looks like, magnified hundreds of times and photographed by Dr Gary Greenberg, who’s self-proclaimed mission is to “reveal the secret beauty of the microscopic landscape that makes up our everyday world”. Well he’s certainly done that here, and it just makes you wander what else our feeble eyes are missing out on.

Greenberg seems to have lived a very interesting life. Beginning his career as a photographer and filmmaker, he even worked on the first Superman film where he transformed human pancreatic cancer cells into the planet Krypton, and after earning a Ph.D. in biomedical research, he went on to invent high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes, for which he was issued eighteen US patents no less, the very same microscopes which today he uses to make these amazing pieces of art. You can even buy some of his awesome artworks on his website.

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[via It’s Nice That]

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