The Flowering Atacama Desert

Earlier this month Chile was hit with heavy rain and storms. They brought havoc and destruction to the South American country and 28 people were killed, but the rains also brought something of a miracle to the Atacama desert.
As one of the driest places on earth no one could have expected the flowering spectacle that arrived shortly after the rains fell.
Over 200 native species of flowers and plants have transformed the barren desert into a canvas of colors and scents.

Credit: EFE/Mario Ruiz

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