Ever wonder what ordinary sand looks like under the microscope? Well, look no further than these images. According to “Professor Gary Greenberg who has a PhD in biomedical research from University College London, ‘It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures.'” Continue reading for more pictures.

Prof Greenberg, who searches through thousands of tiny rocks with acupuncture needles to find and arrange the most perfect specimens, then uses a painstaking technique to create his images. He has spent five years searching the globe for remarkable sand grains like these to photograph.

[via DailyMail]