Atacama Desert

Valle de la Luna - Atacama - Chile

The Atacama desert in Chile is a plateau west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world, the average rainfall is about 15 mm (0.6 in) per year. Most of the desert is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes (salares), sand, and felsic lava that flows towards the Andes.

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