CADDV 039 -   Desert sunflower (Geraea canescens) blooms on Split Cinder Cone while first light of day strikes the snow-capped Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park, California, USA --- (4x5 inch original, File size: 6128x4800, 84.2mb uncompressed)

See These Amazing Photos of Death Valley’s Super Bloom

Death Valley is a desert region located in Eastern California, and is one of the lowest, driest and hottest places in North America. It’s a region commonly associated with long stretches of dried out land, rarely harvesting the nutrients required to grow any form of plant or vegetation… until flash flooding hit the region last Autumn. This played a crucial factor in the super bloom several months later.

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Flooding resulting from the El Niño storms have resulted in the blooms in Death Valley. Image available from Wikipedia

The result was that for the first time in over 10 years, photos have emerged of Death Valley in bloom. Because of the unusually high rainfall, the typically dry ground has absorbed much more water than in previous years bringing to life seeds which had been lying dormant in the soil for several years. The results are waves of natural colour inhabiting the hills and the valleys, with over 20 species of wild flower blooming for a very short period of time, namely when the intensity of the heat becomes overbearing for them to survive. See these beautiful photos of the Death Valley in bloom and scroll to the bottom to watch a video of this rare natural event.

A desert sunflower blooms on Split Cinder Cone while whilst the sun rises against the snow kissed mountain range in the distance. Image available at mygoodplanet.com

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The phenomenon had previously happened in 1998 and 2005. It’s been over 10 years since the last super bloom in the valleys. Photos by Annie Lesser/ LAist

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The result has been a wave of colour over what are usually very dry, never ending plains. Over 20 short lived species of wildflower have bloomed in the phenomenon. Image available at Mygoodplanet.com



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