Atacama Desert

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Atacama Desert

Zoology:You can find a few animals in the fro example reptiles, birds, anfibians and mammals:+Atacama Myotis (Myotis atacamensis) +The Elegant Fat-tailed Opossum (Thylamys elegans)+Vallenar toad (Rhinella atacamensis)+ Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus gerrhopygus)(its only found in suthern Peru and northen Chile)+ White-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia albigula)

You can find this wonderful place in South America, more specifically Northen Chile and Southern Peru.

Plants:There are aproximately 550 species and the most divers families come from the Asteraceae, Nolanaceae, Cactaceae, Boraginaceae, and Apiaceae. Some examples are:+ Berberis litoralis + Anisomeria littoralis +Atriplex taltalensis + Adesmia viscidissima + Croton chilensis

Geography:the desert can be found in in southern Peru and Northen Chile. It extends nearly 1600 km and the maximum reach is180 km.Topography:THe mountains mostly reach from 500m to 1000m high. The soil is heavy, silty and Salty.

Climate: + its the second driest place on earth after Antartica .+ Its precipitation in Arica is 0.6 and in Iquique is 2.1 the lower it goes the more precipitation it has.+ the tempreature ranges from 0 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Atacama Desert: The Perfect Place

Trip Adviser:+ the best time to go is in June for their local Saint's Day festivan and in July for their cooler nights.+ you can do a few things here for example:- Hiking Valle de la Luna- photograph - aproch the volcanoes


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