Created primarily in Apophysis 7×15b as an abstract fractal based on the Foci Tutorial by Juggalo5 on DA from Forum #52 in Apophysis Tutorial Fun group, with spherical and sinusoidal plugins used inTx2. A few of the xaos settings were adjusted to create the desired color balance. Additional enhancements (including sphere object mapping) added in GIMP v2.8. Best if viewed larger.
Just a reminder for those of us getting hit with our first blast of winter this year in the United States that things are a lot colder in the polar winters, and could be unbelievably harsh on other worlds.