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W. Griem, 2006 - 2021
Información Photo: Cámara
Lens: 18- 200mm | Focal length: 100mm (corr: 159 en 35mm | Shutter speed: 1:200 | ISO100
F: f/16 | Original size: 4752 x 3168 | Date: 2010/07/28/12:25hrs.
Photo: Flowering desert between Copiapó and Vallenar, Atacama Region (Chile). W. Griem (1999) - Large Photo
Camera Ricoh KR-10x | Focal length: s/i | Shutter speed: s/i
Original size: 35mm | Date: 1999
After a rainy year in the Atacama Desert, a
spectacular phenomenon can be observed: The flowering desert. Between
Vallenar and Copiapó, perhaps even Caldera, the desert is changed to a
sea of flowers.
The desert absolutely changes his face. An infinite number of flowers accompanied by insects change the image of the desert completely.
Rainfall between July and September is the reason for this phenomenon. The most beautiful sectors are between Vallenar and Copiapó.
You can observe and visit the flowering desert after rainy years, especially between November and January. The phenomenon mainly extends from Vallenar to Copiapó to Chañaral.
See section on flora of the Atacama Desert (HERE)
Behavior in the desert
The Andes mountains (I)
The Andes mountains (II)
Atacama desert (1)
Atacama desert (2)
Rain in the desert
Flowering desert (1)
● Flowering desert (2)
Flowering desert (3)
Snow in the Atacama desert (1)
Snow in the Atacama desert (2)
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