The Annual Blossoming of the Atacama Desert

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Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth. But heavy rainfall can turn this most arid of landscapes into a bright, blanket of flowers. In fact, when it happens, Chileans refer to it as the Flowering Desert.

With clean air and no pollution, the Atacama Desert is also a popular stargazing spot.

There are over 200 flower species that grow here on a plateau near the Andes mountains. Watch this to view a radiant display of South American nature, the Blooming Atacama.

The Annual Blossoming of the Atacama Desert

The Annual Blossoming of the Atacama Desert

Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth. But heavy rainfall can turn this most arid of landscapes into a bright, blanket of flowers. In fact, when it happens, Chileans refer to it as the Flowering Desert.

  • Anthony1223

    Beautiful!