Explore Tim Cherry-Jones’s board “Hexagons: Structures of the Universe” on . Olfactory Bulb, Drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb one of the many astonishing . Explore Shirley Blair Warg’s board “Hexagons in Nature” on Pinterest. See more . Giant’s causeway – A magnificent basalt hexagonal rock formation in Ireland. Apr 7, 2016 – Why Nature Prefers Hexagons. FORCES AT WORK: Bees seem to have evolved capabilities for making perfectly hexagonal cells from the soft wax that they secrete. FITTING IN: A single layer or “raft” of bubbles contains mostly hexagonal bubbles, albeit not all of them perfect hexagons. Mar 28, 2017 – Mystery solved: Why nature loves the hexagon, and why without it you’d . The most striking belongs to that denizen of hotel foyers, the Swiss . Jun 10, 2018 – Nature has numerous beautiful species that reflect magnificent designs, and one of the species are tortoises. Their shells are what protect them, and on them, we can also find hexagons. These slow-moving animals are protected with a hard shell that is made of one of the toughest compounds found in nature. Aug 2, 2016 – Hexagons appear in honeycombs because they’re the most efficient way to fill a space with the least amount of material. Some shapes tessellate, meaning they can be repeated across a surface without leaving gaps or overlapping. Triangles and squares tessellate; circles and pentagons do not. Jul 2, 2018 – Sometimes, you’ll even find shapes hidden in nature — a rainbow that’s a perfect semi-cricle or hexagonal honeycombs. We rounded up . Oct 27, 2015 – Hexagons (at least macroscopic ones) are relatively rare in nature. . at APS Physics, along with a stunning photo of a pyramid of hexagonal .