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When Science and Art Meet


Helen Wilson

After spending several days immersed in the field with a team of zoologists and botanists and watching them work, it has struck me that so often Science and Art are intertwined in a beautiful collaboration and connection.

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Patterns, iterations and fractals are everywhere in the natural world. A moth's wings offer a delight of iterations as each magnification reveals the wonders beneath. Similarly, a fern's pinnae are a beautiful example of a fractal. As each insect and plant are examined, their symmetry and patterns are revealed in a kaleidoscope of colour and pattern.

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The Bush Blitz experience has opened my eyes to the beauty present within the natural world. Take a closer you look and you too can marvel at the wonders of our earth.

All photos in this post were taken by Matthew Baker.