Photographer Puts Beaches Of The Indian Ocean Under His Macro Lens

Macro photographer Harold Taylor has captured photos of the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles islands in a rather unique way.

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Images of the beautiful beaches found in places such as the Maldives and Mauritius is something all holiday makers enjoy sharing with friends and family but, we doubt they'll show as much detail as Harold Taylor's macro photography collection does. 

Harold Taylor, who's a microscopic 3D photographer, has teamed up with luxury travel operator Kuoni to show what the white beaches in these popular holiday destinations are actually created from. The particles, which are just a few millimeters in diameter, were put under a specialised Canon macro lens (MPE-65) to reveal coral, shells, crystals and marine life fragments. Harold also used an electronic strobe flash and 'Helicon Focus' stacking software to create the final images, shown below. 



Mauritius sand


Maldives single grain

A single grain of Maldives sand


Maldives sand

Maldives sand


Saint Lev sand

A single grain of La Réunion sand



Sri Lanka sand

Sri Lanka sand


Seychelles sand

Single grain of Seychelles sand


La Réunion sand

La Réunion sand


Crystal Single Grain

La Réunion sand single grain of sand


La Réunion sand

La Réunion sand 

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