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Sol Survivors

Sol Survivors

Another article by Rianna Riegelman a member of Antofaya Expeditions is featured by South American Explorer Magazine in issue #94. This time about endemic flora of the Atacama Desert.

“Some corners of the Atacama report no recorded rainfall -ever- and support no life. Other parts of the Atacama receive regular seasonal rainfall and support a variety of vegetation, some wildlife, and even human agriculture. Believe it or not, the Atacama Desert hosts more than 1,300 native plant species. Approximately 60% of those are believed to be endemic to the region.” …. read more

Text by Rianna Riegelman “Chile: Sol Survivors”
Photo: Cactus from an endemic genus Copiapoa at Southern coastal Atacama Desert, Llanos de Challe National Park, Chile