See Death Valley’s 2016 Superbloom

Desert Early Bloom Death Valley California February 20. 2016 by Marc Cooper (Flickr)

By Deborah Byrd

This new and wonderful video from will let you experience the 2016 superbloom of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park.

AMARGOSA SUPERBLOOM from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Did you miss last month’s superbloom in Death Valley National Park? I did, and it made me sad. These events are rare. Death Valley sees one only once every decade or two. But it happened in 2016, thanks to weeks of rain fueled by this year’s El Niño. Dormant seeds awoke and the desert burst into a superbloom of wildflowers. If you missed it, as I did, never fear. Our friend Harun Mehmedinovic got in touch this week with word of another cool video – titled Amargosa Superbloom – visiting Death Valley National Park and Amargosa Valley during 2016’s rare wildflower superbloom. Ahhhh.

Harun told EarthSky:

This timelapse was filmed as part of SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky areas in North America, which I am working on with my shooting partner Gavin Heffernan (

We are working in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (, a nonprofit organisation fighting to educate the public about light pollution and to preserve the dark skies around the world.

You can read more about the video on Harun’s Vimeo page.

Thank you, Harun!

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