Photomicrographer Danny Sanchez looked for rejected gems that contain unwanted particles in them, otherwise known as ‘inclusions’.
For his project called ‘Gemstone Inclusions’, Sanchez peeked into the interior of these defected gems with a microscope, revealing a landscape filled with colorful rough ridges.
To create his stunning macro shots of the gems, Sanchez worked with three light sources, a motorized steeping rig, and specialized software that allows him to stack multiple images to render depth.
Check out his work below, or head to his website for more, where you may also purchase prints of his work.
[via PetaPixel, Images by Danny Sanchez]