A map puffer fish's (Arothron mappa) eye appears like coral to casual observers in Indonesia's Tukangbesi Islands. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/patterns-animals/#/puffer-fish-eye_9329_600x450.jpg

A map puffer fish's (Arothron mappa) eye appears like coral to casual observers in Indonesia's Tukangbesi Islands. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/patterns-animals/#/puffer-fish-eye_9329_600x450.jpg

patterns in nature from national geographic. this pattern is an extreme close up of a dried leaf. photograph.

patterns in nature from national geographic. this pattern is an extreme close up of a dried leaf. photograph.

Mushroom Coral  Photograph by Wolcott Henry    Reminiscent of the underside of a mushroom cap, this coral is common in the western Pacific Ocean. Mushroom coral (Fungia scutaria) is formed from a single polyp, instead of a colony of polyps.

Mushroom Coral Photograph by Wolcott Henry Reminiscent of the underside of a mushroom cap, this coral is common in the western Pacific Ocean. Mushroom coral (Fungia scutaria) is formed from a single polyp, instead of a colony of polyps.

Untitled (octopus suckers) from "Scenes from the Seattle Aquarium" (2010) by American photographer David VanKeuren. via the photographer's blog

Untitled (octopus suckers) from "Scenes from the Seattle Aquarium" (2010) by American photographer David VanKeuren. via the photographer's blog

Magnificent Ascidian. Botrylloides magnicoecum // photo by Leaner Wiseman 2007

Magnificent Ascidian. Botrylloides magnicoecum // photo by Leaner Wiseman 2007

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