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Old 06-Oct-2010
The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth

Socotra - Republic of Yemen

Socotra has been described as one of the most alien-looking place on Earth, and itís not hard to see why. It is very isolated with a harsh, dry climate and as a result a third of its plant-life is found nowhere else, including the famous Dragonís Blood Tree, a very-unnatural looking umbrella-shaped tree which produces red sap. There are also a large number of birds, spiders and other animals native to the island, and coral reefs around it which similarly have a large number of endemic (i.e. only found there) species. Socotra is considered the most biodiverse place in the Arabian sea, and is a World Heritage Site.

Old 06-Oct-2010
Saini Sa'aB
Re: The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth

nice post

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