Fractals in Nature

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Simply put, a fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. Approximate fractals found in nature display self-similarity over extended, 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. These flowers above fall under this category, and are oddly satisfying to look at. Continue reading for more creative examples. Click here for a few bonus images.

10. Perfect Handwriting

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9. Golden Ratio Wood Carving

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8. Helix Snow Pattern

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7. Square Root

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6. Color Spectrum Reflected

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5. Perfectly Iced Cake

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4. Curled Cat

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3. Tomato Color Gradient

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2. Beam of Light

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1. Sugar Cube Falling Through Foam

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