This Is How Sand Looks Magnified Up To 300 Times

Something compared to a grain of sand usually means that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s amazing pictures made using a microlens aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His pictures of minuscule grains of colorful sands magnified up to 300 times tell that sand under a microscope can be an incredible view.

Greenberg’s story is an amazing one.He invented the high-definition 3D lenses that he takes his pictures on, resulting in 18 U.S. patents under his name. He was a photographer and filmmaker till age 33 when he shifted from LA to London and earned a Ph. D. in biomedical research. This appears to have given him a distinctive appreciation for biological and scientific curiosities and for the optical macro photography technologies he would need to record or capture them.