When Death Valley magically comes back to life

It is famed for its scorching heat, but every so often there is heavy rain and the entire desert is carpeted with wildflowers

On rare occasions, all of Death Valley blooms with flowers. These "superblooms" can only happen if there has been plenty of rain over the winter and spring, plenty of sunshine, and not too many winds that would dry out the soils.

The most spectacular superbloom of recent years happened in 2005, but 2016 has been a pretty good year so far.

Filmmaker Harun Mehmedinović managed to capture the blossoming flowers on film for this time-lapse video.