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!
As shown in these awesome pictures, the disierto florido phenomenon covered the hills over Antofagasta.
Yes, an unusual mantle of plants and flowers covers the hills of the sector the Arenales, in the north of Antofagasta.
As a remember, the region experienced apocalyptic storms back in March 2015, resulting in this flower blanket.
You can imagine, that residents of Antofagasta rushed to appreciate and enjoy the weird phenomenon.
Back in 2011, another flower outbreak colored the hills of Antofagasta.
This video from September 2014 shows how beautiful it can become: