Patterns in nature have a beauty often born of their intricate, repeating, and harmonious designs. From the spiral patterns of seashells, to the hexagonal shapes of honeycombs, and the symmetrical branching of trees and river systems, patterns can be seen everywhere. They often arise from natural processes and as efficient solutions to physical, biological, and ecological challenges. Photography gives us a reason to go searching for these patterns, and to find ways to complement their pleasing aesthetics with our own captures.
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