The Amazing Beauty of Sand


A walk along the beach will be a different experience after viewing these images of sand magnified over 250 times by Dr. Gary Greenwood, PhD, who has photographed and studied granules of sand all over the world.



When we walk along the beach we are strolling atop millions of years of biological and geological history. Sand contains grains of volcanic origins, as well as the many remnants of biological organisms such as shell fragments, sea urchins spines, sponge spicules, bits of coral and forams.

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