09 Jun 2022
Situated between mainland Yemen and Somalia in the Arabian Sea, the island of Socotra has long held a fascination for voyagers, botanists , adventurers and ecologists. This extraordinary island has hundreds of endemic species of animal and plant life - including 'bottle trees' and the amazing 'Dragon's Blood' tree, which produces a resin that locals used as an anti-septic and for make-up. The island has a stunning and incredibly varied landscape ranging from mountains, sand dunes, endless white sand beaches, to canyons, rivers and wadis, and fascinating friendly people with their own unique culture and language.
New images from my recent trip to Socotra here: https://www.placesandseasons.com/socotra-yemen/?doing_wp_cron=1654786733.2260999679565429687500