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.
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.