Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Virus, mold and bacterial aggregate colonies spontaneously assume Fractal Shapes

Another Pinner writes: "A simple diatom, yet more complex than the most advanced computer and possessing an architecture more elegant than our most beautifuly made structures. Self feeding, healing, and reproducing designs show a mind greater than any behind our best inventions." ~K~ I absolutely agree ! This is the most beautiful diatom pattern I've seen yet !!

Plant cells . . . the intricacies of how things have been made baffles me. God's nature is so beautiful.

io9from io9

Incredible Photographs of Fractals Found in the Natural World

Bacterial fractals in a petri dish. Incredible Photographs of Fractals Found in the Natural World

Green Fractal. A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be subdivided in parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a smaller copy of the whole. Fractals are generally self-similar (bits look like the whole) and independent of scale (they look similar, no matter how close you zoom in).

Yellow Chamomile head showing the arrangement in 21 (blue) and 13 (aqua) spirals. Such arrangements involving consecutive Fibonacci numbers appear in a wide variety of plants.