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Spirals occur in nature everywhere you care to look. They symbolize eternity, and the balance of all things.

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Leaf, exhibiting both fractal spiral & branching patterns

♀ Environmental rock land art by streuwerk, via Flickr

Salp Chain. Salps are any of various transparent barrel-shaped or fusiform free-swimming tunicates (class Thaliacea) abundant in warm seas.

Nikon MicroscopyU | Small World Competition | 2009 - 4th Prize Mr. James Hayden The Wistar Institute - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Specimen: Anglerfish Ovary, H stain (4x) Technique: Autofluorescence

Nikon MicroscopyU | Small World Competition | 2009

The Parker spiral is the shape of the Sun's magnetic field as it extends through the solar system. Unlike the familiar shape of the field from a bar magnet, the Sun's extended field is twisted into an arithmetic spiral by the magnetohydrodynamic influence of the solar wind.

Heliospheric current sheet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Purple Morning Glory Spirals By _Maji_

Some orb-web spiders decorate their webs with a conspicuous silk structure called a stabilimentum (plural: stabilimenta). The function of this structure is a subject of debate. Does it keep birds from flying into webs? Does it attract prey by reflecting ultraviolet light? Does it tell males that a female is ready to mate? Stabilimentum of Octonoba tanakai by Akio Tanikawa via Wikimedia Commons (cc-by-sa)

Natural proteins are made from long chains of amino acids and normally occur in corkscrew formations.

Wow, that is an awesome sight, I wish I could see a tornado for real, but then again I probably would be scared right out of my skin

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stones in motion... «There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens. With wandering talk it closes.» - Rumi

The Spiral Goddess The spiral is one of the oldest and most widely acknowledged of the sacred symbols, representing the life force, the path in which energy moves and the creative power in each of us. Spiral Goddess Watercolor by thekreations

The visual motif of the spiral is one of the oldest and most enigmatic sacred images known. The spiral pattern is found extensively in nature – encoded into plants, animals, humans, the earth and galaxies around us.

newly discovered, SMM J2135-0102 galaxy