Sand is seen as a pretty universal substance that comes in shades of yellow, brown or white in more exotic locales. But the look of sand is completely changed when individual grains are observed through a microscope.
Sand is incredibly diverse up close and this Covent Garden exhibition, with specimens from across the world by microphotographer Jenny Natusch, includes some of the images she's captured of different samples.
Even the grains from the UK are different to expectations, and one grain from Tauranga in New Zealand looks like it's covered with symbols — akin to a Rosetta stone in extreme miniature.
Prints and the original grains of sand are for sale, all the proceeds from the sand sold will go towards buying breaks for families who can't afford to go the seaside, so that many children can go to a beach for the very first time. A good cause and some impressive microphotography makes for a great combination and a fascinating exhibition.
Sandgazer is on at The Gallery Print Centre, 81 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AJ until 10 July. Entrance is free and the exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm.