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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
Beaches of the island of happiness
Socotra the island of happiness
Mother nature as if played a trick creating beautiful bizarre organisms
Dracena cinnibaris or dragon's blood tree
Dracena cinnibaris or dragon’s blood tree
Dracena cinnibaris or dragon's blood tree
Amazing dragon’s blood tree
Giant dorsteniya (Dorstenia gigas) does not seem to need the soil at all, being attached to the bare walls.
Giant dorsteniya (Dorstenia gigas) does not seem to need the soil at all, being attached to the bare walls.
A cucumber tree (Dendrosicyos socotranum)- unrealistic picture, distant alien worlds inhabited by amazing life forms
Distant alien worlds inhabited by amazing life forms
The Socotra island - the island of happiness
Flora of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Amazing trees of Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Beaches of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Paradise on Earth -Beautiful Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Separated from the continent Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Nature of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
The island in the ocean
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Sand dunes of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Unique trees of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Rare and unique trees of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Peaceful beaches, the island of happiness
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
The island of happiness
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Landscape of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Local birds
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Fauna of Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Unearthly views of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Exotic Socotra trees
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Sandy beaches
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Yellow birds of Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Yellow headed birds of Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
The view of Socotra island beaches
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
A bird
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Bottle trees of Socotra island
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Mountains of Socotra
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Beautiful birds of island – of happiness
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
Native Socotra birds
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
A couple of black birds of Socotra island
Black pearl bracelet
Black pearl bracelet bought on the island
Socotra island
Weird Socotra trees
Beautiful Socotra island - the island of happiness
The evolution on these islands went under their own power

Socotra the island of happiness
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