Weird Nature 25 Stunningly Beautiful Fractals That Occur In Nature  

Ashley Reign
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List Rules Vote up the natural fractals who make the best case for natural beauty.

Before you leap into the beauty of the list below, you may be wondering what exactly fractals are. In laymen's terms, a fractal is a never-ending pattern produced by repeating a similar design over and over in a loop of sorts. Believe it or not, fractals in nature are actually pretty common if you know what to look for, especially with the proper magnification tools. Once you see them, it's impossible to look away.

As it turns out you probably see tons of these incredible mathematical miracles without ever even realizing the complexity that goes into their patterns. Here you'll see a load of awesome examples via these photos of beautiful fractals in the natural world. As you'll soon see for yourself, natural fractals hide all around you in everything from seashells and snowflakes to mountain ranges and cloud formations. By the end of this list, you'll be seeing fractals everywhere you look.

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This Super Spirally Succulent

This Super Spirally Succulent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Stunningly Beautiful Fractals That Occur In Nature
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Impressively fractal or totally boring?
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How Cool Are The Repeating Patterns In This Exotic Flower?

How Cool Are The Repeating Pat... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Stunningly Beautiful Fractals That Occur In Nature
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This Fractalized Shell Which Also Forms A Fibonacci Sequence

This Fractalized Shell Which A... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Stunningly Beautiful Fractals That Occur In Nature
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Impressively fractal or totally boring?
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Fractals Make The Hoya Aldrichii Flower Look Like A Team Effort

Fractals Make The Hoya Aldrich... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Stunningly Beautiful Fractals That Occur In Nature
Photo: John Tann/Wikimedia
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Impressively fractal or totally boring?