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hexagonal alligator motif fractal  tessellation (fractile)

Alligator Swamp

(based on original fractal by Dr. Robert Fathauer)
Important: this is not yet a tessellation because it has unexplained & unused gaps-- the green spaces-- between the alligators. Also, many tessellation experts insist that resizing isn't allowed: they say all tiles-- alligators, in this case-- must be the same size in a true tessellation.
See a tessellation tutorial based on this fractal concept in our "do it yourself" section.