17 Kinda Trippy Nature Photos That'll Calm You TF Down
Thank you, fractals, for chilling us all out.
If you've ever felt truly calmed and relaxed by nature, it's partially because of a magical thing called fractals.
Fractals are (somewhat) hidden mathematical patterns and angles that show up again and again in different sizes. They show up throughout nature — in clouds, coastlines, snowflakes, human lungs, shells, rivers, and galaxies. Studies have shown that looking at fractal objects is very pleasing to our frontal lobes; they tend to fill us with awe and contentment even if we're just passing by them without staring at them directly.
With that in mind, here are a bunch of pictures of natural fractals that, thanks to science, will chill you out: