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Socotra or Soqotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. 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.

The Amazing Socotra Island. Socotra Island is one of the Most Amazing Places on Earth. It is the biggest Island in Arabian sea and Indian Ocean. It is governed by Yemen and you can reach it from Yemen easily.

Adenium - Photos of Homhil. This protected area, which is located in the northeastern part of Socotra island, is home to thousands of Adenium obesum socotranum, Dracena cinnabari, Euphorbia arbuscula and Dendrosicyos socotranus (cucumber tree), only to mention a few examples. This is an Adenium obesum socotranum having a particularly "fat" stem.

Socotra island//Socotra (Arabic: سُقُطْرَى Suquṭra), also spelled Soqotra, is an island and a small archipelago of four islands in the Arabian Sea. The territory is part of Yemen, .

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MOTHER NATURE, PORTUGAL Some places are just simply made by our Nature, others are built by humans. There also are places that the nature has made them beautiful, but the men touched them so he could use it and enjoy them.

Baobab Alley in Morondava, Toliara, Madagascar

was in madagascar but never made it here.Baobab Alley, Morondava, Madagascar is on the list. It's a beautiful country

Dendrosicyos socotranus a.k.a. the Cucumber tree. Native to Socotra island, Yemen. (Succulent)

Socotran "desert roses", whose obese trunks are adapted to store water, stand on a hillside in Wadi Diksam on Socotra island

endrosicyos socotranus, the only tree species of the Cucurbitaceae family  Photo: Steve Scott, RBGE     Socotra has a high diversity of Boswellia (Burseraceae) species; trees that produce frankincense or olibanum, an incense which has been traded for some 5000 years for use in religious ceremonies and medicine

Socotra has many trees that produce frankincense, an incense used in religious ceremonies & medicine for yrs.

Willows grow fast enough to make it in your lifetime.

Behold the ultimate tree house! What: The Patient Gardener project using ten Japanese cherry trees Where: School campus in Milan, Italy Who: Designed by Swedish architects Visiondivision Why: A two-story treehouse study retreat for students. The vision: a

The dragon blood tree bleeds red sap

Dragon Blood’s Tree Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a Dragon Tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce

Methuselah- The world’s oldest individual tree lives feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California. A staggering years old, this primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hid

Madagascar - Bottle trees

Madagascar - Bottle trees (Frans Lanting), the look like upside down carrots.

The communal nests of Sociable Weavers are a distinctive feature on southern Africa's more arid landscapes, like Namibia. The Sociable Weav...

Sociable Weaver's nest constructed in a Quiver Tree. Sociable Weavers build huge compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structures built by any bird! More pics and info at website link.