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

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A view over hillsides down to the shore, Socotra Island, Yemen.

Socotra: l'isola delle piante bizzarre

Socotra: l'isola delle piante bizzarre

Strange plants of Socotra Island - the ever-strange and extremely rare Cucumber Tree (dendrosicyos socotranum) - and yes, it's related to what's sitting in a pickle jar in your fridge:

Jonathan Scott Miller: Socotra Island

Socotra Island, Yemen Socotra is the largest in the chain, and possibly the most unusual.

Arabian sea cost, YEMEN :)

Socotra - Along the region’s northeast coast, in the area of Hallah. (The New York Times > Travel > Slide Show > Yemen's Galapagos)

Wadi Druher Canyon - The natural pool in wadi Druher is safe for swimming and is characterised by emerald green waters of the maximum depth of about 2 meters (which, however, varies with the season and the rainfall of the previous months)

Wadi Druher Canyon - The natural pool in wadi Druher is safe for swimming and is characterised by emerald green waters of the maximum depth of about 2 meters (which, however, varies with the season and the rainfall of the previous months)

Socotra Island | Atlas Obscura

Socotra Island

Egyptian vulture and desert roses, Socotra Island. About of the species on this isolated island exist nowhere else on earth. A UNESCO World Heritage site.

arbres-de-socotra

arbres-de-socotra

Socotra Island, Yemen

100 Unique Places To Visit Before You Die - Part 2

Rostlina Adenium obesum na ostrově Socotra - foto, fotografie

Qalansiya, Socotra Island, Yemen

I must admit that I'm also grateful for those special places out there, those spots and locations around the world that have provided me with some time.

Socotra Island, Yemen, Indian Ocean. 82 mil in length, 30 miles in width, 1/3  of its plant life is found nowhere else on Earth.

Socotra Island, Yemen {Isolated from continental land masses for 18 million years, Yemen’s Socotra Island showcases an alien-like landscape with unusual plants and animals, such as the blood dragon tree & desert rose}

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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!

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