Flowering desert (desierto florido) phenomenon covers the Atacama Desert with flowers

The Atacama desert is the driest place on Earth.

But sometimes a rare phenomenon called flowering desert – desierto florido – blankets the dunes with flowers. And this is what happening these days in Antofagasta!

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As shown in these awesome pictures, the disierto florido phenomenon covered the hills over Antofagasta.

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Yes, an unusual mantle of plants and flowers covers the hills of the sector the Arenales, in the north of Antofagasta.

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As a remember, the region experienced apocalyptic storms back in March 2015, resulting in this flower blanket.

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You can imagine, that residents of Antofagasta rushed to appreciate and enjoy the weird phenomenon.

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Back in 2011, another flower outbreak colored the hills of Antofagasta.

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This video from September 2014 shows how beautiful it can become:

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