Talking about desert, what commonly comes to mind are dryness, dust and of course high temperature…
Talking about desert, what commonly comes to mind are dryness, dust and of course high temperature and if you see a greenery it’s with no doubt a cacti but, for Atacama Desert in Chile, known as the driest non-polar desert in the world, this is not the case.
This generally sterile earth is actually turned into a gust of wonderful color due to heavy rainfall and the same weather type has also teemed the Atacama Desert with rare rainstorms.
The power of Nature made of this desert, which looks like a wasteland of dirt, a paradise covered by the most beautiful flowers…Actually beneath this desert there are little flowers waiting for the rain to rise and see the world. The flowers are literally sleeping beneath the dry desert surface. When it rains they happily race up to the surface to soak it all up, growing into magical fields of flowers in one of the most unexpected places on Earth.
Commonly, the Atacama Desert gets showered with rain during October and November of each year when it’s spring in the southern hemisphere. The most of desert blooms still unheard of but this one is the most amazing seen to date.
Daniel Diaz, the National Tourism Service director in Atacama, told EFE news agency, “The intensity of blooms this year has no precedent.” He added, “And the fact that it has happened twice in a same year has never been recorded in the country’s history. We’re surprised.”
The habitants love so much the desert bloom because it’s so beautiful to see, in the other hand it’s a reason why the tourists are coming from all over the world. Actually Chile is expecting more than 20000 tourists this year to visit the desert to see the spectacular landscape.