Incredible Photographs of Fractals Found in the Natural World
Fractal is described or characterized as “self-similarity.” Self-similarity refers to the reiteration of a specific pattern where a fragment of the object, figure or illustration appears similar to the whole. This trait is observable in the fern leaf, rivers, galaxies, clouds, video feedback, crystal growth and financial markets.(1)
Here are some of the most stunning examples of these repeating patterns that look the same no matter how far you zoom in or out.
Floppy disk coffee table
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a famous tourist attraction because of the large population of fireflies that live in caves. Fireflies, or Arachnocampa luminosa - tiny bioluminescent creatures that produce blue and green light live exclusively in New Zealand.
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