Yemen: Socotra Island


Socotra is an Yemen’s island. Socotra’s area is about 3579km2. The island take place far by 250km from the coast.
Beccause that, flora and fauna is growing far away from foreigner pertubation.
Mor than 30% of the plants they are groing in Socotra are endemics.
Dracaena Cinnabari, the Socotra DragonBlood Tree is surprising beccause of its branches.
Adenium Obesum Socotranum, a toxic plant, is not groing on the ground, but is hooking on rocks. Adenium is saving wate inside the trunk and is also called Bottle-Tree
Socotra is also offering a large panel of landscape. The north coast, beccause windy, is drawing big white sand dunes. The center of the island, is growing up to 1525 meters of altitude and looks like a very steep mountain.


Location of Socotra


Wreck along the Socotra’s north coast


North Coast


Wind is littering sand along the North Coast


Sand dune in the Northeast


Camel carriage


The heart of the islande


The middle mountains




A bottle tree, also knowed as desert rose




Monocentropus balfouri, an endemic species of spider in Socotra Island






Hiker and dragon blood tree




Dragon blood trees forest


Dragon blood trees and sunset


Highland village




Amin the shepherd




Young socotri




Encens tree


Natural well

And now?
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To read more about Yemen:
Yemen on Wikipedia (EN)
To read more about Socotra:
Socotra on Wikipedia (EN)