What Do Hurricanes, Galaxies, Sunflowers And The Human Ear Have In Common?

12th November 2012

Look closely at the center of a sunflower (pic above) and you’ll see the golden spiral in a repeating pattern. This amazingly complex layout of seeds is a perfect example of the golden proportion in nature. For a sunflower, growing in this manner creates the most compact pattern possible with no gaps from beginning to end.

Here are 20 photos of 11 examples of golden spirals in nature.