The Fractal Nature of Beauty
January 28, 2011 10:26 AM   Subscribe

National Geographic's "infinite photograph" series is an endless, fractal mosaic of beautiful images from around the world, each based on a different theme : US National Parks, the natural world, weather, or one day's contribution to the source for all the photographs used, the National Geographic My Shot site. (requires Flash).

Inspired by this post on Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy site. A related app for your iPhone from the American Museum of Natural History.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (4 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
This is really cool. And very Chuck Closean. I so want to do this now!
posted by heyho at 10:41 AM on January 28, 2011

This would be a very frustrating scene from a mediocre spy thriller.

Agent viewing a satellite shot over the shoulder of a computer technician: Enhance....enhance....enhance..ENHANCE....ENHANCE....OH, COME ON ALREADY!!
posted by ericbop at 11:23 AM on January 28, 2011

This is fantastic. Sometimes if you stick to one overall color you'll find a loop with a certain group of photos appearing again and again.
posted by of strange foe at 1:37 PM on January 28, 2011

I notice that this post is the 999,999th, but I suspect under closer inspection it's the 999,
posted by rh at 9:06 PM on February 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

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