Living, biological systems[modifica]
A termite "cathedral" mound produced by a termite colony.
Birds flocking emerges from simple rules: keep distance, stay aligned and avoid predators.
Conus textile exhibits an emergent cellular automaton pattern on its shell.
Non-living, physical systems[modifica]
Small atmospheric disturbances emerging into a hurricane.
In culture and engineering[modifica]
Emergence appears frequently in cities where no planning predetermines the layout of the city. Bangkok pictured.