9 Breathtaking Photos of Natures Most Famous Math Miracle

You may have heard of the golden ratio, better known as the divine proportion.  This ratio is the mathematical basis behind some of the most beautiful things in the world, both natural and man-made.  While it can take many forms, the golden ratio is most often seen in the shape of a spiral.  We’ve found some of the most stunning examples of the ratio, and assembled them here for your viewing pleasure.

Aren’t these spirals amazing?  Other places where you can see this distinctive spiral pattern include pinecones, spiral galaxies, and hurricanes.

Fun fact: This ratio was formally defined by Leonardo Fibonacci in the 12th century, but mathematicians have known about it as early as 490 BC.

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