Futuristic Deserts In Andalucia By Al Mefer

Spanish photographer Al Mefer (previously) returns with a series as striking as ever. Continue reading »

The Beauty Of Dark Arabian Deserts In Stunning Black And White Photographs By Abirato

French photographer Abirato explored the deserts of the arabic peninsula for years. He brings back dark images, sometimes enigmatic. The desert is the place of a personal journey, very personal; often, only details and patterns appear. Continue reading »

Weather Phenomenon Causes One of the Driest Deserts to Burst into a Vibrant Flowery Field

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Though the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on the planet, it’s hardly recognizable at the moment. The typically barren landscape is absolutely covered in a vibrant floral bed. The most prominent characteristic of the area is its total lack of precipitation, yet exceptions do occur and plants and animals take advantage of these changes, bursting into action. This phenomenon of dormant or hibernating seeds blooming the spring after large rainfall is also known as “desierto forido,” or flowering desert.
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