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Isolated Island with Strange Plant Life is “The Most

Posted On: Jan 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Cross Connect Magazine

Isolated Island with Strange Plant Life is “The Most

Isolated Island with Strange Plant Life is “The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth” Nestled within the blue waters of the Indian Ocean is Socotra, a small island that's an offshore territory of Yemen. Located 220 miles from the mainland, the isolated environment is home to many unique flora and fauna-in fact, 30% of its plant life doesn't grow anywhere else.
This has appropriately earned it the nickname “the most alien-looking place on Earth.” Socotra is a UNESCO-certified World Natural Heritage Site and boasts three geographical terrains: coastal plains; a limestone plateau with caves; and the Haghier Mountains. At only 83 miles long and 28 miles north to south, that's a lot of variety in a relatively small place.
Rainfall is limited, which accounts for unique plant species such as the dragon's blood tree with its red sap and umbrella-shaped top, in addition to giant succulent and cucumber trees. More unique art: Instagram || Twitter || Facebook Posted by Andrew
Like its rich flora, Socotra is also home to...

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