California's Death Valley National Park is experiencing a rare super bloom of wildflowers that has transformed the park's arid landscape into a floral paradise. Death Valley, famed for its scorching temperatures and its barren landscape, has not experience a super bloom such as this in over a decade, according to Park Ranger Alan Van Valkenburg.
"It's very rare to have a good bloom in Death Valley. You always get flowers somewhere in Death Valley, almost every month of the year. But to have a big bloom like this, which we hope will become a super bloom, which is beyond all your expectations, those are quite rare, maybe once a decade or so," said Van Valkenburg.
"These areas that are normally just rock, just soil, just barren, not even shrubs, they are filled with life. Death Valley really goes from being a valley of death to being a valley of life," he added.
Death Valley, which is a below-sea-level basin, is located about 150 miles west of Los Angeles. "If you get a chance to see a bloom in Death Valley, especially a super bloom, you should take the opportunity to see it because it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Van Valkenburg.