Tessellations Are All Around Us

Have you seen a tessellation in the world around you? Photograph it, and contact us. We'd love to put it in this gallery.



In Nature: Bugs & Shells

In Nature: Other Animals

In Nature: Geology

In Nature: Plants
honeycomb of bees
Honeycombs of Bees
tessellation in leopard pattern
Leopard Fur
giants causeway in ireland
Giants Causeway, Ireland
wood cells
Plant Cells in Wood
insect wings have a tessellated pattern
Dragonfly Wings
tessellated snake skin
The Skin Snakes Are In
bimini road natural tessellation
Bimini Road, Bahamas
pineapple skin
Pineapples
Living Egg Cowries have a tessellated leopard pattern
Living Egg Cowries
turtle shell
Turtle Shells
hexagon shaped interlocking basalt columns in Vik, Iceland
Vik, Iceland
structures within plant cells can tessellate
Structures in Plant Cells
Mitre Sea Shell
Monophorus Tessellates
fish scales
Fish Scales
Natural stone tessellation in Tasmania
Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
flower seeds tessellate
Sunflowers



Food

Packaging and Logos

Sports

In The City
pineapple skin
Pineapples
cool box that tessellates
Boxes & their 3D surfaces
soccer balls
Soccer Balls
sidewalks
Hexagon Paving Stones
raspberries have a tessellated pattern of little berries in them
Raspberries
raspberries have a tessellated pattern of little berries in them
Rattan Weaving
fishing net
Nets
sidewalk in a park
A Park in Hiroshima
cheese triangles tessellated
Sandwich Cheese
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shoe sole
Sneaker Treads
floor tiles
Floor Tiles
orange sections tessellate
Orange Sections
    roof window triangles tessellate
Glass Roofs
durian fruit skins tessellate
Durian Rind
    bricks
Brickwork

You can see more tessellations from the world around us at www.MathForum.org/MathImages/index.php/Tessellations#Tessellations_in_Real_life

How about you? Have you seen a tessellation in the world around you? Send us a photo or a link, and if it's really and truly a tessellation to talk about, we'll post it on this page with your name next to it. Contact us. :)