Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns | Wired Science | Wired.com

(Wired) We have pulled together some of the most stunning natural examples we could find of fractals on our planet.

Romanesco Broccoli This variant form of cauliflower is the ultimate fractal vegetable. Its pattern is a natural representation of the Fibonacci or golden spiral, a logarithmic spiral where every quarter turn is farther from the origin by a factor of phi, the golden ratio.

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Spotted in the mall parking structure

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August 23, 2007 5:45 PM Since I’ve taken up walking in the mall recently to beat the extreme heat here in Phoenix, my found object collection has been limited pretty much to observed objects. Here’s a sketch of a license plate spotted as I headed home after my “daily constitutional”.


That old devil Sun.

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By John R. Drury