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Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones,
coastlines are not circles and bark is not smooth,
nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
 Benoit Mandelbrot
The most famous fractal is the Mandelbrot set
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Image Acquired: July 13, 2007
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14378
http://earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/shoemaker.html
"Image courtesy of USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office"
M. Romera
Instituto de Física Aplicada
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Serrano 144, 28006 Madrid, Spain
link added January 20, 2006
http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=1236856
the sky through
fractals
© All rights reserved 2006, "there goes the light"
(used with permission)
Hi Rupert sure, I'd be honoured if you'd like to
use the photo on your webpage!
Cheers,
Anne
Siberia from the air, 3.05.2000, part I
http://www.phys.uni.torun.pl/~duch/zdjecia/00Siberia/syb1.html
Directory of /fractals/natural/
http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals/natural/
Fractals in nature and applications
http://kluge.inchemnitz.de/documents/fractal/node2.html
© Copyright 2002, Jim Loy (used
with permission)
The Koch Curve
http://www.jimloy.com/fractals/koch.htm
Fractal: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
umbrella.gif used with permission of the author
The fractal Umbrella
http://www.maths.adelaide.edu.au/people/pscott/fractals/index.html
© Copyright 2005, Paul Bourke (used with permission)
F r a c t a l s , C h a o s
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/fractals/
http://hypertextbook.com/chaos/
Fractal Galleries:
The Fractal Paintings of Nick Chlebnikowski
http://www.fractalpainting.com/The infinite art of Janet Parke © Copyright 2005, Janet Parke (used with permission)
My work is composed primarily of computer generated, mathematicallyinspired, abstract images which
powerfully reflect the beauty of mathematics that is often obscured by dry formulae and analyses.
http://www.infiniteart.com/There are some images which, while not my best, have some significance to me  intriguing shape, interesting texture, or a sentimental value because of what I learned or who I became during their creation. I'm going to keep them up here in the attic...
http://www.parkenet.org/jp/attic.html
Some images from my own exhibition
see some UltraFractal examples including Parameters
They are sometimes very simple:
King's beautiful fractal dream
Often they
are very complex and have wonderful shapes that we may recognize in nature 
many have wonderful colours: 
High voltage dielectric breakdown within a block

A fractal image generated using Ultra Fractal.

Romanesco broccoli fractals. Photograoh taken August 21, 2004
with a Canon D60 camera and Canon 28135mm lenses.
This is a public domain photo from PDphoto.org
The most famous fractal is the Mandelbrot Set.
The edge of the Mandelbrot Set is infinitely complex and contains an infinite number of tiny Mandelbrots, each of which contains an infinite number of other tiny Mandelbrots.
References:
Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1983). The fractal geometry of nature. New York: W. H. Freeman.
http://innopac.ballarat.edu.au/search/i0387972722
APA citation:
Russell, R. (2016, July 04, 02:04 pm). Fractal Images
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