Ever wonder what a grain of sand looks like magnified hundreds of times? Probably not. But when you see it, published in Dr Gary Greenberg’s book A Grain Of Sand, guaranteed you’ll like what you see.

As featured in geology.com, some look like crystals. Others like, well, teeny-tiny versions of the horns, clams and other beautiful shapes we can’t help but collect as souvenirs when walking along the beach.

If these shells intrigue you, you’re also going to love seeing your favorite alcoholic beverages magnified hundred-fold. They’re trippy as hell. Or check out sugar crystallizing up close. Looks computer generated.