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Socotra Island, Yemen

Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, endemic on the island of Socotra, Yemen.

Quần đảo Socotra của Yemen nằm ở phía tây bắc Ấn Độ Dương, gần vịnh Aden.

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Dragon's Blood Trees, Socotra Island, Yemen (Indian Ocean) // photo by Anthony Pappone

Socotra, also spelt Soqotra, is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

Bottle Tree, Qalansia Beach and Lagoon, Socotra Island, Yemen Wallpaper

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Surreal Island: Socotra, Yemen

The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth: Socotra Island (The Pearl of the Indian Ocean)


Socotra Island, Yemen (This just reminds me of that episode of Friends where Chandler has to go to Yemen to get away from Janice! And Joey didn't believe it was a real place!