Incredible Photographs of Fractals Found in the Natural World
Spiral Pattern in Pine Cone Pine cones are a classic example of the logarithmic or equiangular spiral in nature. This is from a Short-leaf pine. These spirals form from processes where there is turning at a constant angle but accelerating growth. This describes the growth of many structures in the plant kingdom. © Kevin Kopchynski
Fern fiddlehead (Sadleria cyatheoides) - Fibonacci spiral
Fractal patterns in nature.
The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci sequence. Description from webdesignstuff.co.uk. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The Fibonacci - Art in nature or mathematics? The Fibonacci by Eibo-Jeddah.deviantart.com
Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typically ribbed spiral-form shell as pictured above. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs.
This dahlia flower has patterns of repetitive circles to form another circle. The negative space would make an interesting model.
Fibonacci Sequence - pattern of growth whether in nature, human doing or being.
These curls are another example of spirals formed in nature. Before these blades fully mature they are found in a spiral form.