There are all kinds of fractals. These pictures are not from the Mandelbrot set. They are smaller, less complex fractals created by different algorithms — an algorithm is an arithmetical or computational formula — on a computer. The source of these versions is a suite of computer programs named Winfract, where you can also zoom in to each fractal.
Please don't rush through this page. Have a long, hard look at the pictures and captions. Make a note of the ideas you get when you look at the fractals and read the captions.
Note: You cannot zoom into these pictures. They are screen-grabs from computer-generated fractals. They are not 'live' fractals.
What does this remind you of? Wings? Eyes? How would it look in a different set of colours?
More eyes, or something to do with anatomy or microbiology, or fruit, or...?
This one shows self-similar patterns as it branches out. Like moss, or lichen, or frost, or...?
Water? Ocean wave? Underwater creature? A creature from...?
Yes, this was generated by numbers on a computer, but it could be...?
Something seen from the air? Something seen in outer space? Close up, a cross-section of ...?
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