When we think about plants and how they adapt to deserts what do we think?
The video systematically reviews the desert environment and the ways in which plants have found a way to survive such inhospitable climates, together with animals which call it their home.
These amazing pictures from the Atacama desert on the west coast of Chile remind us that life occurs all over the surface of the planet and even the most inhospitable places represent ecosystems in which life can flourish given the right conditions. The Atacama desert is regarded as the driest place on earth, having gone 14 years without a single drop. These blooming flowers followed a rainfall brought about by El Niño and climate change which has now occurred twice in one year.