Dry moon

15 November 2023

Ray French

One part of the Atacama desert in Chile is reputedly the driest place on planet Earth. The name of the place in the desert where this shot was taken (Valle del Arcoiris, or Rainbow Valley) suggests it isn't quite so rain-free, but you would be hard pressed to know. The dust blows everywhere on an arid breeze, and if you venture forth you'd be well advised to pack a lip salve alongside your water bottle and sun block. But the landscape is extraordinary and the cloudless azure sky provides an almost graphic backdrop to it.

This image is now part of the Random Images gallery on AnOrdinaryPlace.com and may, in due course, make its way onto my Shutter Hub portfolio page here:


BCL-02028 Atacama Desert 01