German Wikipedia contributor alchemist-hp is on a quest to take a beautiful picture of each element of the periodic table. So far he’s only captured 35 pure samples of the 118 elements known to man, but the results are impressive.
Our favorites are presented here in order of atomic weight. “Like a box of paints that mix to make every shade” indeed. (Above is Aluminum.)
Many more incredibly high-rez pictures can be found at alchemist-hp’s Wikipedia page, here.
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