Two wall-mounted type letter drawers, found at a flea market for 10 bucks a piece, hold homeowners Judy and Don's collection of sand. The collection began when the couple was dating long distance while Judy studied abroad in Australia. Mailing small film canisters of sand across the world kept the two connected, and 18 years later, the collection continues.
This elegant marine microorganism was found in sand from the Island of Corsica, in the Mediterranean Sea. The area is noted for its diverse marine ecology. The image was created from twelve individual photographs taken at different focus levels. The identification of this microorganism remains a mystery. Magnified 100 times. Sand Grains Gallery
Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His photographs of miniscule grains of sands magnified up to 300 times reveal that each grain of sand can be beautiful and unique.