Known as the driest non-polar desert in the world, the Atacama Desert is a plateau in South America, a strip that stretches over 1000-kms through Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Though this arid land receives just up to 3mm a year rainfall, the effect of the El Niño, transformed the land into a valley of flowers. The El Niño, which is defined as the prolonged warming of the Pacific Ocean has its effects on the surrounding lands in terms of sudden rise and fall of temperature as well as precipitation. This year, the effect of the El Niño which is usually a result of a 5-8 year process, saw precipitation in the Atacama Desert. Beyond everybody’s imagination, the desert started to spring to life and replicated a region one would see in Europe, or the north of India, covered with colorful blooms. Take a look and feast your eyes on this once arid land.