feather-closeup-1280Birds show fractal patterns in several different ways:

  • their feathers branch in a fractal way
  • the fractal dimension of the patterns on their feathers tell potential mates about the individuals health
  • swarm behaviour is basically fractal
  • the approach of a hawk towards it’s prey forms a logarithmic spiral




The fractal dimension of the patterns on many birds tell their mates how healthy they are
Hawks approach their prey in the form of a logarithmic spiral and their sharpest view is at an angle to their flight direction that is the same as the spiral’s pitc

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