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Flame Fractals continue to dazzle

Auroral Spiral

Revisit the beauty of mathematics with this second flame fractal set. Click here to view our first, extremely popular flame fractal gallery.

Webshots member rajah created these Fractal Flames with Apophysis--a freeware Windows application with which you can design and render fractal flames. According to and, Fractal Flames were created by Scott Draves in 1992 and are an "extension of the iterated function system class of fractals".

Click on each image for a full-size version.

© Webshots - rajahh

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