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A colorful macro photo of beach sand shows infinite fragments of coral, quartz, seashells, and plastic

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#Beach
#Macro
#Plastic
#Pollution
#Sand

July 29, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Macrofying, shared with permission

A breathtaking macro image by Ole Bielfeldt explains the individual elements, which consist of sand from a Mallorcan beach, and reveals a piece of microplastic that is embedded in the colorful composition. “Although it looks like very clean natural sand to the naked eye, you can find pieces of microplastic under the microscope, as you can see in the last picture, ”he says Cologne photographer, who works as Macro shooting. The prevalence of the tiny pollutants is particularly high on Mediterranean coasts, This means that seemingly pristine beaches made of quartz, shells and coral remnants are often interspersed with the manufactured material.

Bielfeldt is known for zooming into the otherwise invisible details of commons and natural substances, which he divides into an extensive archive Instagram and Youtube. “My work has definitely shaped my view of everyday objects. After researching so many different examples, you will get a new feel for your surroundings and begin to understand how some things work. A complete and amazing little universe is hiding before our eyes, ”he says. (about Twisted sifter)

#Beach
#Macro
#Plastic
#Pollution
#Sand

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