There’s nothing better than a golden beach. The sand is so fine, and the ocean is magnificent. Well, thanks to Dr. Gary Greenberg, we can see the tiniest bits of sand under a microscope.
Not really. Greenberg’s microscopic photography provides photographs of miniscule grains of sand. These grains are magnified up to 300 times. Each grain is unique and beautiful in its own way.
Greenberg invented the high-definition 3D microscopes and uses them to make these magnificent pictures. There are 18 U.S. patents under his name. Greenberg was a photographer and filmmaker until 33. He moved from Los Angeles to London and got a Ph.D. in biomedical research. That’s how he got interested in optical technologies.
The composition of sand depends on its location. Dr. Greenberg is located in Hawaii, and the coastal sands in that area are his primary focus. The sand in his images contains remnants from tropical sea organisms. Other samples contain rocks, minerals and organic matter.
These photos are amazing, and we can’t wait to see more of this. Greenberg gave us a closer look to the golden sand we see every day. You didn’t think that sand grains look this great, right?