The image shows the surface of a mosquito egg (from Culex pipiens), which generates a water repellent network by connecting microscopically small structures to trap a thin layer of air. (Credit: Martin Oeggerli, The EMBO Journal)
This shows both patterns and texture in it. They are repeating circles, but each one is a little different with the texture and lighting. Corealine - idea to have textured material for parts of repetitive pattern?
Seattle Aquarium - Photographer Thorsten Scheuermann takes gorgeous photographs that show the beautiful abstract patterns found in nature. The way he interprets the textures from nature gives a very interesting visual identity.