Today, I literally ate a fractal. We had some vegetables for dinner (Mhm, yummy!), and among these was one called Romanesco.

If you have a look at the detail view on the right, you can see that it’s a prefectly built fractal: It starts in the spiral and gives you the impression that the spiral would re-appear endlessly, if only you had a magnifier right at your fingertips.

It made me think of what other kind of fractals nature produces. Here’s my list so far:

  • fern
  • snowflakes
  • maple leaf
  • dendrite* trees
  • canyons
  • fjord
  • cochleae

Any other ideas?


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