The blue planet – the earth is essentially a wet world with more than 70 percent of its surface covered with water. But by a strange twist of conditions on earth, we also encounter dry deserts – landscapes or regions that receive almost no precipitation. They have a reputation for supporting very little life. But wait – there’s some magic at play. In reality deserts often are teeming with life; many desert animals and plants show especially clear evolutionary adaptations for water conservation or heat tolerance. These creatures have learned the magic to survive in extreme conditions. Some adapt their own exteriors, while others adapt the exterior around them.