Sea Foam

Photographer Lloyd Meudell captures surrealistic images of breaking sea foam.

Interestingly, the sea foam is essentially a three-phase fluid made up of air, water, and sand. Yet despite the surrealism of its forms, the foam bears strong resemblance to other flows. The shapes the foam forms are reminiscent of vibrated non-Newtonian fluids like paint or oobleck. Momentum deforms the foam into sheets and ligaments smoothed and held together by surface tension until droplets snap free. You can find more of Meudell’s work at his site. (Image credits: L. Meudell; via freakingmindblowing; submitted by molecular-freedom)

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