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Socotra (Yemen) 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a variety of strange plants & animals A small archipelago of 4 islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago The island is very isolated and 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".

Socotra (Yemen) 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a variety of strange plants & animals A small archipelago of 4 islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago The island is very isolated and 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".

"There is an island called Socotra and it has 825 rare species of plants, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world."

"There is an island called Socotra and it has 825 rare species of plants, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world."

These Strange Trees Look Like They're From Another Planet 12 - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial

These Strange Trees Look Like They're From Another Planet 12 - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial

Oh nature, you never cease to amaze. That's one beautiful tree!  Socotra Island tree

Oh nature, you never cease to amaze. That's one beautiful tree! Socotra Island tree

Socotra: The Island of Strange Trees! Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean, near the Gulf of Aden. Situated some 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the largest member of the archipelago, also called Socotra, is home to some of the weirdest looking plants that are found nowhere else on the planet.

Socotra: The Island of Strange Trees! Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean, near the Gulf of Aden. Situated some 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the largest member of the archipelago, also called Socotra, is home to some of the weirdest looking plants that are found nowhere else on the planet.

Strange trees of Socotra Island, Yemen.  Biologically isolated, one third of its plants are found nowhere else on Earth.  These are the umbrella-like dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) and the pink-flowered bottle tree (Dorstenia gigas).

Strange trees of Socotra Island, Yemen. Biologically isolated, one third of its plants are found nowhere else on Earth. These are the umbrella-like dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) and the pink-flowered bottle tree (Dorstenia gigas).

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