November 2015

Atacama Desert in bloom

Atacama Desierto florido 2015, massive appearance of Pata de Guanaco flowers

For the first time since 2010/11 the Atacama desert received significant rainfalls during the last winter.
A few months later the desert appears covered with flowers.

Some new photos show the amazing phenomenon which in Chile is called desierto florido and is linked to the El Nino phenomenon.

Take a look at my related slideshow on Youtube:

Slideshow: Atacama Desert in Bloom

gerhard huedepohl