Themes

Group Theme
4337 views

Fractals (22 photos)
by Simon Mitternacht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 280 N: 267] (1839)

This theme is dedicated to the fractals of nature.

Mandelbrot defined fractals: "a fractal is a shape made of parts similar to the whole in some way". Natural fractals are limited in how far you can go with the rescaling (due to size of atoms etc). Typical fractals in nature are leaves, branches on a tree, a coastline or the path of a small particle in a fluid.

explore TREKEARTH