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ocean jasper as viewed under a microscope
January 31, 2014

The Sunflower

Your Shot community member Bernardo Cesare counts this submission, a photomicrograph of an ocean jasper from Madagascar, among his favorites. Cesare had put thin sections of jasper under a microscope, and "They turned out to contain a microscopic garden of flowers," he says. This shot was "by many named the Sunflower."

Read more about the process of creating this image in a recent Your Shot: Spotlight interview with Cesare.

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Photograph by Bernardo Cesare, National Geographic Your Shot

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