These photos of symmetry and order are appealing to humans and animals alike. Both in society and in the wild, organisms that are “more symmetrical” have a better chance at finding a mate than those who don't. Some speculate that this is one way of identifying a healthy partner.

The appeal of symmetry in art or inanimate objects is harder to explain. Harvard mathematician George Birkhoff developed the formula M = O/C to evaluate the aesthetic qualities of art, and even wrote a book on the topic titled Aesthetic Measure in 1933. He believed that the more ordered and the less complex something was, the more beautiful it would seem.

Do these images of symmetry satisfy your need for order? Vote on your favorite, or upload your own symmetrical shots below!

#1

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

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#2

Perfect Coffee

Perfect Coffee

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#3

Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

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Perfect Match

Perfect Match

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#5

This Shelf, These Books

This Shelf, These Books

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#6

We Found Our Guide Book Cover On The Appalachian Trail

We Found Our Guide Book Cover On The Appalachian Trail

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#7

A Perfect Bowl Of Kittens

A Perfect Bowl Of Kittens

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#8

I Can't Stop Looking At It

I Can't Stop Looking At It

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#9

Camouflaged Shoes At The Discount Store

Camouflaged Shoes At The Discount Store

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#10

This Bundle Of Pencils At A Library

This Bundle Of Pencils At A Library

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#11

Landed A Job Where My Ocd Fits Right In

Landed A Job Where My Ocd Fits Right In

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#12

Natural Spiral

Natural Spiral

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#13

Shadow Lines Up Perfectly With The Sidewalk

Shadow Lines Up Perfectly With The Sidewalk

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#14

The Way This Grass Field Was Cut

The Way This Grass Field Was Cut

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#15

Our Bathroom Scales Line Up Perfectly With Floors Tiles

Our Bathroom Scales Line Up Perfectly With Floors Tiles

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#16

The Arrangement Of These Tomatoes

The Arrangement Of These Tomatoes

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#17

My Pasta Synchronised Perfectly In The Pan Whilst Cooking

My Pasta Synchronised Perfectly In The Pan Whilst Cooking

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#18

My Perfect Ice Cream Mug

My Perfect Ice Cream Mug

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#19

This Is How My Local Tire Shop Keeps Their Used Tires

This Is How My Local Tire Shop Keeps Their Used Tires

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#20

It's So Beautiful...

It's So Beautiful...

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#21

Pasta Wheel Fits Perfectly Into A Wooden Spoon

Pasta Wheel Fits Perfectly Into A Wooden Spoon

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#22

Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason

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#23

The Way This Shadow Perfectly Matches The Sideline On A Turf Field

The Way This Shadow Perfectly Matches The Sideline On A Turf Field

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#24

This Broom Fits Perfectly Into A Gap In My Kitchen

This Broom Fits Perfectly Into A Gap In My Kitchen

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#25

Making Sandwiches This Is My Favourite Part

Making Sandwiches This Is My Favourite Part

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#26

The Perfect Apple

The Perfect Apple

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#27

Wedding Hair Perfection

Wedding Hair Perfection

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#28

Bored At Work, So I Made A Star Out Of Tape

Bored At Work, So I Made A Star Out Of Tape

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#29

Perfection

Perfection

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#30

This Dog!

This Dog!

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#31

Picked Some Near Perfect Strawberries

Picked Some Near Perfect Strawberries

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#32

These Cables

These Cables

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#33

This Straight Line Of Snow Between My Garage And Outside

This Straight Line Of Snow Between My Garage And Outside

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#34

Perfection

Perfection

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#35

So Cozy

So Cozy

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#36

Tic Tac Toe, All In A Row

Tic Tac Toe, All In A Row

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#37

I Am Compelled To Do This For Every Bite

I Am Compelled To Do This For Every Bite

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#38

These Lovely Egg Yolks

These Lovely Egg Yolks

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#39

This Perfectly Symmetrical Highway Interchange

This Perfectly Symmetrical Highway Interchange

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#40

Solar Farm In France

Solar Farm In France

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#41

His Shoes And Her Shoes

His Shoes And Her Shoes

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#42

Such A Wonderful Sight In The Supermarket Aisle

Such A Wonderful Sight In The Supermarket Aisle

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#43

Satisfying Dish Washing

Satisfying Dish Washing

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#44

Mattress In Door Frame

Mattress In Door Frame

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#45

The Neatness Of The Ivy On This House In Belfast

The Neatness Of The Ivy On This House In Belfast

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#46

Perfect M&m's Cake

Perfect M&m's Cake

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#47

The Smoothness Of This Bun

The Smoothness Of This Bun

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#48

I Finished My Pen

I Finished My Pen

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#49

This Grapefruit Fits Perfectly In This Bowl

This Grapefruit Fits Perfectly In This Bowl

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#50

Chinese Nursing Students Taking Part In Graduation Exam

Chinese Nursing Students Taking Part In Graduation Exam

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#51

Perfectly Full

Perfectly Full

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#52

Sock Display In This Japanese Department Store

Sock Display In This Japanese Department Store

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#53

This Grocery Store

This Grocery Store

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#54

The Crayons At My Job

The Crayons At My Job

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#55

Today Was A Good Day

Today Was A Good Day

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#56

This Whole Foods Display

This Whole Foods Display

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#57

Empty Shells After Dinner

Empty Shells After Dinner

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#58

Textile Shop On The Old Bazar In Tehran

Textile Shop On The Old Bazar In Tehran

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#59

This Plate Of Shabu Shabu Meat

This Plate Of Shabu Shabu Meat

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#60

Pineapple

Pineapple

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#61

Ocd Soup

Ocd Soup

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#62

Seagulls Looking The Same Way

Seagulls Looking The Same Way

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#63

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

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#64

Perfect Sunburn

Perfect Sunburn

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#65

Perfect Snack

Perfect Snack

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#66

Banana For Scale?

Banana For Scale?

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#67

Wow!

Wow!

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#68

Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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#69

Eggcellent Sorting

Eggcellent Sorting

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#70

Small Food Shop In The Center Of Tehran

Small Food Shop In The Center Of Tehran

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#71

These Rubber Ducks

These Rubber Ducks

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#72

Thought My Pills Would Fit Well Over Here

Thought My Pills Would Fit Well Over Here

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#73

The Way My Apple Fit Inside My Cup Holder

The Way My Apple Fit Inside My Cup Holder

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#74

Eggtastic!!

Eggtastic!!

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#75

The Marina Towers In Chicago

The Marina Towers In Chicago

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#76

Small Shop In The Old City Of Cairo

Small Shop In The Old City Of Cairo

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#77

Perfect Stairs.

Perfect Stairs.

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#78

Perfect Reflection In The Glacier Pool, Northern Pakistan

Perfect Reflection In The Glacier Pool, Northern Pakistan

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#79

This Shelf Of Books

This Shelf Of Books

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#80

Perfection

Perfection

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#81

Rubber Ball Perfectly Fits Into A Cup

Rubber Ball Perfectly Fits Into A Cup

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#82

These Beach Pebbles I Picked And Arranged Into A Heart

These Beach Pebbles I Picked And Arranged Into A Heart

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#83

This Perfect Shape

This Perfect Shape

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#84

Sliced Bacon

Sliced Bacon

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#85

Natures Design

Natures Design

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#86

#74 How They Arrange Fish At Supermarket

#74 How They Arrange Fish At Supermarket

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#87

Shading Of Serenity

Shading Of Serenity

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#88

Butterfly Spots, Symmetrical Arrangement

Butterfly Spots, Symmetrical Arrangement

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Butterfly Spots, Symmetrical Arrangement

Butterfly Spots, Symmetrical Arrangement

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#90

Salt And Pepper

Salt And Pepper

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