Fractals in Nature II

Fractals are the beautiful natural phenomena which are present all around us, if only you care to observe your surroundings. Nature is the perfect place to find fractal patterns, the self-repeating ones that appear the same even when zoomed into.

Fractals in nature – from flowers, mountains, vegetables, clouds, insects, fields – continue to amaze us. Here is a small collection of fractals from nature’s basket.


Fractals are also part of Sacred Geometry, like the sunflower whorl, the intricacies are captivating.

Fractal sunfower whorl

Sunfower whorl forming fractal pattern

Star-shaped flowers forms a fractal pattern, and the colour white lends a serene feel to it.
fractal star flowers

Beautiful fractal star flowers

Flowers have self-similar patterns to form a stunning fractal design.
fractals in a flower

Flower Power

Fractal pink Ixoras

Pink Ixoras

fractal flowers

Fractal plant

The giant size Palm flower which will bloom to create more palms. It looked like a huge orange flame burning in the center to keep the plant alive.
fractal palm

Palm flower has a fractal pattern

The pretty dandelion plant that looks like a sparkling cracker, is often regarded as some pesky weed that should be removed, but the more its removed, the faster it grows. Dandelions have medicinal properties as well and is effective to treat various ailments.
fractal dandelion

Fractal Dandelion

The mother trees branching out to unite with other trees, looks like a green umbrella over the road. A recent research stated that trees communicate with one another in a symbiotic relationship that helps the trees to survive. The root systems of plants and trees are transferring carbon and nitrogen back and forth between each other in a network of subtle communication.
Fractal trees

Trees branching out shows a fractal pattern

The matrix of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, or a honeycomb, vacated during swarming.
Fractal bee hives

Bee hives too have fractals in it

This photo is one of my favorite, the spider’s web beautifully captured as droplets of water are caught in its trap. Spider’s web is a lovely symmetrical depiction of repetitive patterns in nature.
Spider web

Spider web makes a repeating pattern

Rows of tea plantation merge to create a fractal puzzle or a labyrinth.
Fractal tea gardens

Tea gardens

The ripples in the sea shows the infinite nature of fractals, this one is kind of mesmerizing.
fractal sea

Ripples and waves forms a fractal pattern in the sea

I hope you liked our collection, and if you come across any fractals in nature, do mail it to us.:)


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