Dragon's Blood Trees

posted by Jason Kottke Jun 16, 2021

a dragon's blood tree

This is a dragon's blood tree from the island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen in the Arabian Sea. You can see the mathematics of nature at work here โ€” self-similarity at different scales, growing to fill the available space, efficient branching behavior...I bet there's some cool Fibonacci shit going on here too. The photo was taken by Daniel Kordan โ€” you can see more of this series at Colossal, on Instagram, or at Fstoppers. (via colossal)