Rain and vegetation are pretty rare in the desert. But this desert from Chile – the Atacama desert – is different. It is known to be the driest non-polar desert on our planet. The funny thing is that it actually has a rich vegetation, only its flowers “hibernate” under the surface.
When Hurricane Patricia came over and dropped some humidity, the whole desert turned into a huge flower field. Flowers and their seeds came to life and covered the arid surface into a purple carpet. Locals are happy with the phenomenon because it brings over 20,000 tourists a year, yet this is not the only desert going through this “makeup”.