Birds landing...The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains.

James' Flamingos, Laguna, Colorada, Bolivia in the Andes. Original photo by George Steinmetz

Geysers del Tatio - San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)

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Atacama Desert

wildflowers in the desert sand lonelycoast: “ Life in Death Valley, California.

Salar de Atacama, Chile

Salar de Atacama (salt flat of Atacama), Chile. Atacama desert is the oldest non-polar desert on earth. It's Mars-like surface has been used both for scientific experiments for Mars exploration and movies.


Atacama desert in Chile

A field of Copiapoa cacti (Copiapoa cinerea) at Pan de Azucar National Park

Photos of different habitats and species of cactus of the Atacama Desert. Includes coastal desert of Taltal and cacti of the interior mountains of Chile.