Breathtaking Examples Of Fractals In Nature

Admin | Published 2016-07-13 13:04
A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. It is also known as expanding symmetry or evolving symmetry. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar pattern. Approximate fractals found in nature display self-similarity overextended, but finite, scale ranges. The connection between fractals and leaves, for instance, is currently being used to determine how much carbon is contained in trees. Phenomena known to have fractal features include river networks, fault lines, mountain ranges, trees, animal coloration patterns, heart rates, snowflakes, DNA, blood vessels and many more. Here are some of the most fascinating examples of fractals in nature:  

Frost patterns occurring naturally on cold glass

Romanesco broccoli showing self-similar form approximating a natural fractal

Tree branches forming beautiful patterns

Geometrical shapes in snowflakes

Cabbage leaves forming a spiral

The Nile river network captured from space

Leaf fractals

Nautilus shell spiral

Aloe plant pattern

Fern leaves

Snail shell spiral

Fractals in mountain ranges

Blood vessels

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