We visited Maun with our family in December. Located near the eastern edge of the Okavango delta, it possesses a still, quiet beauty.
We took a short plane ride over the delta. As I look again at the images taken that day, I am struck by the fractal quality of the images.
How do you assess the “fractalness” of an image? I suppose that it has to do with the degree to which the image can be described by a self-similar patterns, hints of the same regularity as you zoom closer in. It looks like natural landscapes exhibit fractal qualities only over limited scales — perhaps 2 or 3 dimensions at most.
Maybe the echo of patterns at different scales hints at complex interactions of life in the delta.
Does it matter? The beauty is simply indescribable.