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  • Carolyn Anders

    Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size. - miniature versions of rocks and minerals

  • Simone Veldema

    Sand magnified to 250times their size

  • Laura DePalma

    Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size. this is beautiful.

  • Linda Nutt

    Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size. The science geek in me is obsessed with this.

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Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size :: Gary Greenberg's incredible microphotography reveals each grain of sand to be a kaleidoscope of colour and texture that defies its rather bland reputation.

What ocean sand looks like, magnified 250 times. via @MicroscopePics

This is what ocean sand looks like magnified 250 times.

Grains of sand magnified 250 times its original size. Amazing that our God took the time to make every grain of sand unique. That is a bunch of grains.

Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colourful structures as unique as snowflakes. When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock. Professor Gary Greenberg who has a PhD in biomedical research from University College London said: 'It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures.

Heart amongst the sand. Makes me think of you and remember our week on the beach in NW Washington State. Love and miss you, and sharing those travels together.