The Fascinating Photographic Process That Makes Changes In the Air Visible to the Naked Eye

Schlieren photography

In a fascinating episode of Veritasium, host Derek Muller explains the science behind Schlieren imaging, the specific process by which those things that are normally invisible to the naked eye reveal themselves to be present.

This is what the world would look like if you could see invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in pressure or composition of the air.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.