How Sand Looks Like When It’s Magnified

I love the beach. And I’m sure you do too. Just being on the beach brings me pure joy. The wind in my hair, the sun on my face, the smell of the ocean filling my nostrils, and the huge expanse of the ocean right in front of me.

But what I love the most about being on the beach? The sand on my toes. On my legs. On my clothes and my swimsuit. And even when it’s so hard to get it off, I love the sand in my hair—even if I want to kill my pesky siblings for putting it there.

Oh how I love sand. I can’t even bring myself to think it’s dirty—though I know it is. Something about it just makes me want to keep coming back for more to play with it… To run it through my fingers…

So imagine how totally surprised I was upon seeing this. Thank you for such awesome discoveries.

These particles you actually see here are what you’re going to find in the sand should it be magnified 300x. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? And we also have to thank Dr. Gary Grenberg’s lovely microscopic sand photography for bringing this to our attention. Because each particle looks like tiny bits of awesomeness hidden among the million granules of sand all over the world.

I can’t imagine how much more of these still remain unseen or undiscovered even. Look at all those shapes! I can look at it all day!

I probably will… Who’s with me?!