How the Atacama Desert Has Been Painted Pink with Flowers


Where on Earth?
Atacama Desert, Chile
GPS Coordinates: 24°30′S 69°15′W

Two years ago in this very column, we wrote about a rare natural phenomenon that turns one of the driest places on the planet into a vast inland sea of pinks, purples and blues: the Atacama Desert ‘superbloom’. All across the desert’s southern edge, pink Malva flowers, red Garra de léon, purplish Pata de guanaco, red…

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