Atacama Desert, Chile

Vivid colors belie the arid landscape of northern Chile where the Atacama Desert,
one of the world's driest, meets the foothills of the Andes. Here salt pans and gorges
choked with mineral-streaked sediments give way to white-capped volcanoes.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch
as part of the Earth as Art II image series.