Patterns in Nature
Stephen Axford is a photographer, who has an international reputation as a specialist in nature photographer with a particular passion in macro fungi photography. In these photos you can see the stunning patterns found in nature.
Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tessellations, cracks and stripes.
There are so many reasons why understanding patterns in nature is important. People have built cities and created art based on the patterns they see. We have used patterns, like the alphabet and sign language to help us communicate with one another. But since our world is always changing, so do patterns.