Toshihiko Hosaka creates some of the most elaborate sand sculptures in all Japan. His work is so detailed and refined, most sculptures look like they've been carved from stone.
When it was getting dark, these people decided to use this method of picking up sand from the ground and getting it to the fourth floor.
Located in the French Bay of Arcachon and named the Great Dune of Pyla, this huge sand dune stretches three kilometers and reaches a height of 130 meters. By some estimates, it contains 60 million cubic meters of sand! Tourists and locals visit to climb to the top and experience what desert dwellers live with every single day.
British eco-pioneer Rishi Sowa began constructing his first Spiral Island in 1998. He used around 250,000 plastic bottles to build a 66x54ft (20x16m) island which was located in a lagoon near Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.Unfortunately, it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005, but not discouraged, he decided to build a new one: Spiral Island II!
Who would have thought that a human can turn sand into paint and draw incredible pictures? Kseniya Simonova from Ukraine creates images using sand, dramatic music, a big light box and her imagination. After she failed to run a business, Kseniya has been drawing sand pictures and has become a success - she's the winner of “2009 Ukraine’s Got Talent.”