Zoom in to see this fingertip’s epidermal ridges, those tiny lines, whorls, loops, arches, and valleys that are unique to each person on the planet. This macro and time lapse footage, filmed by Time Lapse Vision, an imaging production company based in Japan, shows the sweat gland ducts along the ridge tops and the deposit of sweat and natural oil that leaves finger prints on objects.

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via The Awesomer.

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