Animated Mandelbrot Atlas

This area of the Mandelbrot set shows off some of the regularity which is found in the unending chaos of the Mandelbrot set. Along the large circular bulb are arranged an infinite number of small bulbs, each with a major spiral at its end. The spiral associated with the largest of these bulbs has three arms, and each spiral to the right has one more arm, until thousands of arms intertwine in a chaotic mess.

But don't take my word for it, take a look at the similarities and differences.

Click on one of the yellow squares on the picture of the Mandelbrot set (left) to see a zoom movie of that area.