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Flora and Fauna - Vegetation in the Atacama Desert

lupines Atacama vegetation candelabra cactua

Although it is one of the driest deserts in the world, with scant and scarce rainfall, when it does rain, the wildflowers, like these lupins and colorful yellow flowers, bloom for a short time. The candelabra cactus, on the other hand, is a desert constant.

Photograph thanks to ArtToday.com

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