Desierto de Atacama Chile. Perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever been. Truly breathtaking.

Valle de la Luna in the Chilean Desert. Easily the most beautiful place I've ever been [done]

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more.

Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Atacama Desert, Chile Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing. Serge Brunier/Sergebrunier.com. Lost on Mars" by Serge Brunier (TWAN)

Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing.

San Pedro de Atacama (Chile). Sunset in the Coyote's rock, near San Pedro de Atacama.

Atacama Desert 7 Day Trek-- Explore the challenging highlands of Atacama, the Earth’s driest and oldest desert, in one of the world's most exciting, off-the-beaten-track trekking adventures.

Atacama penitentes, Chile: "The snow undergoes a process of sublimation – when ice changes directly to gas without changing to water first. The sublimation causes pits in snow that hollow out to deeper caverns. When ice sublimates in the caverns, it turns to mist – and makes the climate in the cavern wet enough for liquid to form." *Click for more, including a video.

The Mysterious Penitentes. What are penitentes and how do these alien ice sculpture form in the dry Atacama desert. Awesome pictures and video

Atacama Desert #NatGeoWanderListContest

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

Chile: Valle de la luna.San Pedro de Atacama Atacama desert

Atacama Desert landscape, volcanoes, lagoons and Altiplano of Chile

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