Leaving the Namib desert in a small plane flying at a low altitude, you can see the fantastic patterns in the sand…
…another example of a natural abstract, no artist required.
The red color of the dunes comes from iron, and the black deposits are from magnetite.
When the tide retreats, insignificant castoffs are strewn about in lovely abstracts.
Rock with Grasses
Seaweed and Grass
Rocks left randomly by the tide are a natural form of abstract art.
An upside-down bridge and trees are reflected in the rippled waters of the lake below.
I am keeping with the pond theme from my last post, but showing a more abstract image of very different sort of pond. The “flotilla” on this milky pond are fragments of the bubblings and churnings of nature at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Here is another natural abstract of a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Temperatures in the springs promote the growth of a variety of heat-loving microbes, which reflect different colors.
The hot springs of Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park are a natural study in abstract design with a color palette provided by microbes that thrive in hot temperatures.
The tide is spilling over a flat rock shelf and into a shallow pool at Laguna Beach, California. Observed from a cliff above, the water and rock take on an abstract appearance.