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I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.

The mysterious island of Socotra…

I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.

It looks like it could be on another planet, but Yemen's Socotra Island is an important reminder of the frailties of Earth's greatest treasures, and the unparalleled beauty of nature.

It looks like it could be on another planet, but Yemen's Socotra Island is an important reminder of the frailties of Earth's greatest treasures, and the unparalleled beauty of nature.

Cucumber Tree -  Dendrosicyos Socotranus - This tree is only found on Socotra Island in Yemen. The island is very isolated and, through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. 700 unique species have been recorded since documentation began. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Cucumber Tree - Dendrosicyos Socotranus - This tree is only found on Socotra Island in Yemen. The island is very isolated and, through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. 700 unique species have been recorded since documentation began. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages  (these trees would be so neat to see!!)

7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages (these trees would be so neat to see!!)

The island Socotra lies in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, belongs to Yemen, and could be one of the strangest places on the planet.  Isolated from the main continent for over 7 million years, its plants and animals have deviated on their own evolutionary path and have become unique unto themselves to the point that some describe it as an alien planet here on Earth

The island Socotra lies in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, belongs to Yemen, and could be one of the strangest places on the planet. Isolated from the main continent for over 7 million years, its plants and animals have deviated on their own evolutionary path and have become unique unto themselves to the point that some describe it as an alien planet here on Earth

#Socotra island, #Yemen by @a_sawahli 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 the planet.

#Socotra island, #Yemen by @a_sawahli 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 the planet.

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