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Socotra the island of happiness

Socotra the island of happiness

Resembling huge mushrooms, trees. Unique and unearthly Socotra the island of happiness

Socotra the island of happiness
Undoubtedly, on our planet there are such places, that you may receive the impression of visiting another planet. For instance, plants are more similar to extraterrestrial life forms, and nature is so different from what we see every day. In fact, four of the island of Socotra separated from the African continent 6-7 million years ago. Meanwhile, in isolation from the “mainland”, the evolution on these islands went under their own power. Accordingly, on these islands the nature as if played a trick creating beautiful bizarre organisms. The result of evolutionary creativity – 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna! Noteworthy, one third of them are endemic, ie, found only here and nowhere else on Earth.
By the way, Socotra from Sanskrit – an island of happiness. Indeed, a sense of happiness really embraces all who visited this quiet corner of whimsical botanical paradise.

Socotra the island of happiness

Exotic trees of Socotra

Located in the Indian Ocean, these wonderful islands are 250 km from Somalia and 340 km from Yemen. The climate is hot and dry. Sandy beaches framed by limestone plateau of the island, with many caves. The limestone mountains reach a maximum height of 1525 meters.

The first miracle is a kind of Dracaena – Dracena cinnibaris or dragon’s blood tree. This tree does not seem to be like any other. Leaves cover only the upper shoots of the branches, reminding fancy lawn. However, this type of wood, has association with flying saucers, or amazing mushrooms.

Socotra the island of happiness

Socotra the island of happiness
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