One of the driest places on the planet is currently experiencing a vibrant flower bloom, making for a rare spectacle for those living in Chile's Atacama Desert.
The Atacama Desert is located in the north part of the country and barely receives any rain throughout the entire year, making it extremely difficult for any vegetation to grow.
"Rainfall is extremely hard to come by in northern Chile," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
However, historic rainfall moved through the region earlier this year which lead to catastrophic floodingtrain, but it also provided water for flower seeds that laid dormant for years.
Flower blossoms like this only happen roughly every five to ten years due to how scarce rain is.
People traveling to the area to view the spectacle will have until the early part of November before the flowers begin to die and the landscape returns to normal.
Desierto Florido. #Atacama #Chile 2015 pic.twitter.com/ieVFs7Yj3O— Patricia Sirebrenik (@pattysire) October 18, 2015
Por que #santiagonoeschile les dejo una imagen del espectÃ¡culo en que se convirtiÃ³ nuestro #DesiertoFlorido pic.twitter.com/dPbFXCg8Hj— Dani Cornejo (@Dani_Cornejo) October 2, 2015
Yo hoy estoy desde el #DesiertoFlorido en el norte de Chile #ViajaChat pic.twitter.com/9ZRYdcCXXo— Nomadic Chica (@NomadicChica) October 11, 2015