Monday, 10 November 2008

The Alien Landscapes of Socotra Island

Situated in the Indian Ocean 250 km from Somalia and 340 km from Yemen, the 'alien' Socotra Island is a small archipelago of four islands belonging to the Republic of Yemen. It's a real jewel of biodiversity and its fierce heat and drought have combined to create a unique, spectacular and bizarre endemic flora. Botanists state that more than a third of the 800 of so plant species of Socotra are found nowhere else and rank the flora of Socotra among the ten most endangered island flora in the world.

See more photos and read more about Socotra Island here















2 comments:

maurizio said...

thanks!

TrustMe420 said...

Thanks a lot for photos and links, great! Never heard before about this incredible place...