Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth. But heavy rainfall can turn this most arid of landscapes into a bright, blanket of flowers. In fact, when it happens, Chileans refer to it as the Flowering Desert.
With clean air and no pollution, the Atacama Desert is also a popular stargazing spot.
There are over 200 flower species that grow here on a plateau near the Andes mountains. Watch this to view a radiant display of South American nature, the Blooming Atacama.