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The desert rose in Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean: “The most alien looking place on earth”. Might make an interesting anniversary jaunt... http://weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/wedding-processional-songs-for-brides-bridesmaids

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Impressive, even though there are three pictures of the same tree. Not helping sell that diversity guys.
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The mysterious island of Socotra…

Impressive, even though there are three pictures of the same tree. Not helping sell that diversity guys.

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Socotra

Socotra Island, Yemen. Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

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Wadi Ayhft, Dixam Plateau, Socotra Island, Yemen ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: anthony pappone photographer, via Flickr. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/yemen

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Socotra Island , Yemen "the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean"- blood dragon trees and the desert rose. Has 700 species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. See http://www.wayfaring.info/2008/10/04/socotra-island/

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Socotra by Paolo Woods “Socotra is an Island in the Indian Ocean that is part of Yemen. It is one of the earth’s most isolated landforms. It has been inaccessible till recent to foreigners because it...

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