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Spiral Shape Pictures

Updated on October 28, 2010

Spiral Shapes in Nature and more

The spiral shape mesmerizes us with its curves. It pulls us in to look closer and closer as we follow its lines towards the center.

This beautiful shape is continually repeated in nature and humans reproduce it when possible.

Photographers are especially attracted to the spiral shape and special thanks goes out to them for sharing their images with the world. Enjoy.


This photo used through Creative Commons by jurvetson on Flickr

Spiral shape in nature
Spiral shape in nature

This photo used through Creative Commons by Furryscaly on Flickr

What is it? A millipede curled for protection - a natural spiral shape.

spiral spiderweb
spiral spiderweb

This photo used through Creative Commons by Sudhamshu on Flickr

Q-tips cotton buds fall into a spiral shape
Q-tips cotton buds fall into a spiral shape

This photo used through Creative Commons by Lars Plougmann on Flickr

Stream water bubbles swirl into a spiral
Stream water bubbles swirl into a spiral

This photo used through Creative Commons by brian on Flickr

Cloud makes a spiral
Cloud makes a spiral

This photo used through Creative Commons by re birf on Flickr

pencil sharpening shavings
pencil sharpening shavings

This photo used through Creative Commons by Horia Varlan on Flickr

pinecone spiral
pinecone spiral

This photo used through Creative Commons by Alexandre Hamada Possi on Flickr

path in ice
path in ice

This photo used through Creative Commons by Dan4th on Flickr

Spiral shape in staircase
Spiral shape in staircase

This photo used through Creative Commons by ZeroOne on Flickr

Spiral fern tendril
Spiral fern tendril

This photo used through Creative Commons by terrabellastudio on Flickr

Coffee Swirl
Coffee Swirl

This photo used through Creative Commons by feverblue on Flickr

Seashell spiral
Seashell spiral

This photo used through Creative Commons by Randy son of Robert on Flickr

Red Rose
Red Rose

This photo used through Creative Commons by .Bala on Flickr

toothpick swirl shape
toothpick swirl shape

This photo used through Creative Commons by backpackphotograph on Flickr

Spiral shapes in leaves
Spiral shapes in leaves

This photo used through Creative Commons by eriwst on Flickr

Spiral shells
Spiral shells

This photo used through Creative Commons by jurvetson on Flickr

Swirl shape post
Swirl shape post

This photo used through Creative Commons by Arenamontanus on Flickr

Snail shell shape
Snail shell shape

This photo used through Creative Commons by jphilipg on Flickr

Lantana spiral
Lantana spiral

This photo used through Creative Commons by frumbert on Flickr

If you'd like to read more about spirals... - Or other patterns in nature

Art Forms in Nature (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Art Forms in Nature (Dover Pictorial Archive)

"Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Siphonophora, star corals, starfishes, Protozoa, flagellates, brown seaweed, jellyfishes, sea-lilies, moss animals, sea-urchins, glass sponges, leptomedusae, horny corals, trunkfishes, true sea slugs, anthomedusae horseshoe crabs, sea-cucumbers, octopuses, bats, orchids, sea wasps, seahorse, a dragonfish, a frogfish, much more. All images black-and-white."

 

What spiral image on this page is your favorite? - I'd like to know.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love this work by bala on flickr. www.unn.edu.ng

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i like the 2nd pic the best

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      This is a beautiful lens. Well done.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      amazing and unique photo collection. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What amazing beauty you have shared here! I'd say the spiral pictures are theraputic somehow. They sure gave me a feel good experience, thank you!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Sjur. I had a great time picking out these pictures.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, i have linked to it from my site.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      that's really cool and really helpful for my dance homework ( to find 10 things in nature that are spirals :) )

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Lovely collection.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice variety of spirals here!

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      NaturalMommys 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this, these are beautiful, I LIKE THEM ALL! 5*'s :)

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Spirals speak to me like magic. Fascinating collection of photos on this 5 star lens.

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      I love the spiral shape - it's very significant to me in my life. Great pictures!

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      gorgeous!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      beautiful lens!

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Amazing pictures!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Another great selection of exquisite spiral shape pictures! Good job!

      Dom.