The Atacama desert is experiencing a rare springtime bloom of flowers after the heaviest rainfall in two decades earlier this year, caused by El Niño weather system. The desert is usually one of the driest places on Earth.
The Utah desert usually has an arid and unforgiving landscape, but if you catch it after a rainy season it is alive with an extraordinary explosion of color and life.
The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper.
The Driest Desert on Earth: Atacama Desert in Chile