Chile's Arid Atacama Desert Experiences Rare Super Bloom

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 25, 2017
Published: August 25, 2017

The Atacama Desert in Chile is experiencing a rare super bloom of wildflowers this August. Excluding the poles, the Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches per year. But every two to five years, the desert experiences a “desierto florido” phenomenon, where unexpected rainfall allows blankets of flowers to grow in the desert. This video shows the range of colorful wildflowers blooming along the desert road in Chile. Credit: Instagram/jimychef via Storyful

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