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Featured in – Rainbow (Green) – 14Oct2011
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The visual motif of the spiral is one of the oldest and most enigmatic sacred images known. It is one of the earliest examples of human creative expression, appearing in nearly every society in the ancient world. The spiral has univeral appeal and has a mysterious resonance with the human spirit, it is complex yet simple, intriguing and beautiful.
The spiral pattern is found extensively in nature – encoded into plants, animals, humans, the earth and galaxies around us. Mathematics can explain the complex algorithms, sequences and equations that make up a spiral pattern, but it can’t explain the lure and fascination of the spiral to the human heart.
This photo: Echiveria dondo


echiveria, cactus, spiral, pattern, akrotiri

I live in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is rugged, remote and ancient. I love to capture moments that we may easily miss or pass by. I need to slow down, live life, notice the little things and breathe….. rather than rush to my next meeting through the artificial world. Beauty is all around us, the more you look, the more you see…
Unless stated, my images are straight from the camera with minimal processing.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thanks Larry

    – Akrotiri

  • Mike Shell
    Mike Shellalmost 3 years ago

    Clean, sharp, beautiful composition. Succulents are among my most favorite natural spirals.

  • Thanks for your kind comment Mike. I love natural spirals too – aren’t they just amazing?

    – Akrotiri

  • Amy Herrfurth
    Amy Herrfurthalmost 3 years ago

    Nice one and congrats on the feature!

  • Thanks Amy! And thanks for stopping by!

    – Akrotiri

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much! :))

    – Akrotiri

  • Thank you so much!! :))

    – Akrotiri

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 3 years ago

  • Wow – thanks so much! Thrilled. Thanks again!

    – Akrotiri

  • LouJay
    LouJayalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks LouJay and glad you stopped by!

    – Akrotiri

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Monochrome in Color group (clickable banner)

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Thanks Cee! Really appreciate it. Thank you.

    – Akrotiri

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! Congratulations on a great feature :-)

  • Thanks very much Dorothy!

    – Akrotiri

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenalmost 3 years ago

    18 Oct 2011

  • Oh that’s great!! thank you so much!! very proud.

    – Akrotiri

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately enter your fabulous image into our Green Challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Wow, thanks Dee! That’s great, much appreciated!

    – Akrotiri

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