This beautiful phenomenon, under the right conditions, is taking place during the Southern Hemisphere’s spring (October, November).
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Daniel Diaz, the National Tourism Service director in Atacama, told the EFE news agency:
“The intensity of blooms this year has no precedent, and the fact that it has happened twice in a same year has never been recorded in the country’s history. We are surprised.”
More than 20,000 tourists are expected to visit the desert, to see the stunning bloom.