The beauty of fractals

Fractals are fascinating things. In mathematical-like language, it all sounds like that:

By iterating or repeating fractal-generating equations many times, random outputs create beautiful patterns that are unique, yet recognizable. (Wired)

Simply put, a fractal is made of smaller versions of itself, in turns made of smaller versions, and so forth. The repetition of chaos creates order. If you look closely at a cauliflower, it will all make sense: a cauliflower is basically the assemblage of mini-cauliflowers.

What is so cool about fractal patterns is that they are not just mathematical concepts, but are everywhere in nature. And they are just stunning.

Snowflake

Thunder

Waterfall

Broccoli

Clouds

Peacock

River Delta

(Source: Wired)

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