Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

Artist Vik Muniz is known for his gigantic composite installations and sculptures created from thousands of individual objects. In this new collaboration with artist and MIT researcher Marcelo Coelho, Muniz takes the opposite approach and explores the microscopic with a new series of sandcastles etched onto individual grains of sand.
13 Apr 2014 08:55:00
Kolmanskop Abandoned Ghost Town

In 1908 the black worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railroad inspector August Stauch. After realizing that this area is rich of diamonds, lots of German miners settled in this area and soon after the German government declared a large area as a "Sperrgebiet", starting to exploit the diamond field.
02 Apr 2013 10:12:00
Rare Sand Kittens in Park "Safari"

A sand kitten walks at her enclosure at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv. Four sand kittens, considered extinct in Israel, were born at the safari park, an open-air zoo, a statement from the safari said.
25 Oct 2012 12:05:00
A Sign in Space by The photography of Lennart Nilsson

Stars are printed in the sand by a tractor as it drags a giant roller back and forth across the beach, then left to fade at the mercy of footsteps and the tide in this installation by Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg.
09 Oct 2012 14:15:00

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: A sand sculpture entitled 'Beetlemania' carved by Brad Goll from the USA and Karen Fralich from Canada is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront on December 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. International sand sculpture artists from around the world teamed up with their Australian counterparts to create the insect themed exhibition that will be open to the public until April, 2011. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
19 Nov 2011 13:51:00
Heavy Equipment Playground Gives Adults A Chance To Play In Sand With Excavators And Bulldozers

Dameon Harris of Nevada gets used to the controls of a bulldozer at Dig This October 27, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Dig This, tourists take a short class and can then operate full-size hydraulic excavators and track-type bulldozers in a giant sandbox while being guided by instructors over headsets. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
28 Oct 2011 13:02:00