Caption: "The 7 first steps of the building of the Koch snowflake in a gif animation. Notice the parallel corresponding diameters present in the inner rhomboids--yes, just notice that." (Somewhat edited.)

The Koch snowflake is a fractal.

In this animation, we see the fractal structure being built up as the surface becomes more and more corrugated.

A fractal is an geometric object that shows self-similarity. It looks the same on every scale ideally.

Many structures in nature are fractal over some range of scales to some approximation---like the coastline of Norway.

Credit/Permission:
Antonio Miguel de Campos (AKA User:To campos),
2007 /
Public domain.

Image link: Wikipedia:
File:Von Koch curve.gif.

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