The Atacama desert is currently covered by flowers after unprecedented rainfall in Chile

The Atacama, the driest desert in the world, is currently covered by flowers after unprecedented rainfall in Chile.

Watching life emerging out of nowhere is just so awesome!

The Atacama desert in Chile – the driest in the world – is currently covered by flowers after unprecedented wet winter months.

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via La Patilla
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via La Patilla

Some experts expect the 2017 flowering one of the most spectacular flowering of the last decades due to the large amount of rain that fell in the north.

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via La Patilla

Also known as flowering desert, the climatic phenomenon consists of the blossoming of about 200 floral species between the months of September and November in years when rainfall is unusually high.

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via La Patilla
atacama desert flower bloom, flowers atacama desert, unprecedented flower bloom atacama desert, flowering desert atacama 2017
via La Patilla

Normally, occurring every 5 to 7 years, it is now becoming almost yearly due to the presence of stronger El Niño weather phenomena.

The unusual flowering should peak between the second week of August and the first half of September 2017. So we are right in!

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via La Patilla
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via La Patilla

The flowering phenomenon is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated and epic natural attraction in this arid desert.

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