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A sample of the teeny-tiny delights on offer at the Journey To The Microcosmos channel – in this case a fascinating chapter called “Microbes Don’t Actually Look Like Anything’ wherein we learn that light and microscopy create visions of teeny-tiny life that don’t actually look like that in teeny-tiny reality.

Hey, it’s no biggie.

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Filmmaker and biomedical researcher Dr Gary Greenberg not only photographed these sand particles at 300x magnification, he also invented and patented the HD 3D microscopes that made the images possible.

The composition and and appearance of sand varies depending on geographical location. These tiny beauties are most likely from the beaches of Hawaii, where Dr Greenberg lives.

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