The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is considered the oldest and driest desert on the planet. Every five to seven years, this arid land explodes with new plant life during a rare phenomenon called a desert bloom.
More than 200 types of wildflowers can grow in this desert, including the pink pata de guanaco and the yellow ananuca. During a desert bloom, several thousand wildflowers blanket the area with color.
Author: Jill Tatara
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