Añañuca Flower in the Atacama Desert

March 27, 2023

Añañucas (1)

Photographer: Ezequiel González  
Summary Author: Ezequiel González  

The photo above shows an ananuca flower growing beneath the starry skies of the Atacama Desert of Chile. Only after very infrequent desert rainfall events, perhaps only once every 5 years, will this flower emerge and briefly blossom – referred to here by locals as the desierto florido (flowering desert).  I was fortunately enough to be at the right spot and at the right time to record it with my camera. Photo taken at 09:00 p.m. local time on September 25, 2022.

Photo details: One shot photo; 17mm; f2.8; ISO 4000; 20 second exposure.

Caleta los Bronces, Huasco Province, Chile Coordinates: -28.6374, -71.2801

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