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Home > Simon Beck's Snow and Sand Patterns

"Mandelbrot set in the sand, view two" by Simon Beck (

Pattern made of footprints in the sand and a rake as a tool at Brean Down in the U.K. It's a race against the tide, it's nine hours of furious work. Find a time lapse video of the creation at --- Simon Beck (

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