Rains bring death to the Atacama Desert

If you’ve ever seen a desert before and just after a heavy rain, the transformation can be dramatic. At one moment, the sands seem as dry and lifeless as the Moon, but after the showers pass, there’s a sudden burst of life as plants sprout up and grow, insects hurry through their life cycles, and even fish and amphibians appear where their presence seemed impossible only the day before.

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