theChile is one of the driest places in the world: it rains on average barely 12 millimeters of rain per year (by comparison, the is 832 mm per year). the has nevertheless covered itself in recent weeks with a sumptuous white, mauve, blue, red, yellow and orange spread out as far as the eye can see.
A recurring phenomenon when unusual rains hit the region, as was the case last month with 19 millimeters of rain. At the end of August, a thin layer of snow had even covered the desert, to the surprise of the inhabitants.
The driest place on Earth is the ATACAMA DESERT, Chile; but from time to time, every 6-7 years, it is covered with a blanket of flowers.
The phenomenon is known as “flowery desert” and has already been studied by Spanish botanists in the 17th century.
And these days it’s happening pic.twitter.com/SlNCpxl1gA
– Arturo A Muñoz (@artamumu) September 10, 2021
The Atacama Desert is home to over 200of flowers, of which and the remain buried in the ground waiting for better days. As soon as they have enough water and the temperature is high enough, they soil by swarming their seeds. Enough to local tourism and take wonderful shots.
The ” flowerful desert As the Chileans call it, usually occurs between September and November. The last important flowering dates from 2017, but the phenomenon was particularly important in 2015 thanks to a. This year, the peak is expected for October as all do not bloom at the same time.