Flowers Bloom in the Driest on Earth, Atacama Desert


A gigantic blossoms of malva, or mallow flowers covered the Atacama desert, the driest in the world, on Oct. 27, 2015. Experts are amazed to report that this unusual spectacular bloom is caused by El Niño phenomenon, which is a natural event that takes place in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño causes a rainfall at every five to eight years rain falls to Atacama. A few weeks later life explodes in the form of flowers  and Atacama desert is covered in flowers of all colors.


A family enjoying this rare sight in the blooming fields.


Whole desert is covered in pretty pink.



Views from paradise.


A close up shot of beautiful mallow flowers.


The area looks typically like this: dry.

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