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Dragon's Blood trees, Diksum Plateau, Socotra, Yemen

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The Dragon's Blood tree is one of Socotra's iconic natural features. These trees grows in droves high up on Diskum plateau in the center of the island, each one a mathematical object, with bifurcating branches obeying obscure yet graceful laws of mathematics. 

I got to this spot by getting off the main road, driving along a very rocky track for for a while, then getting out of the car and heading straight into the bush. The underbrush conceals all manner of interesting life — lizards, strange-looking spiders — and the going was slow, but the resulting immersion in Socotra's exotic nature was well worth the effort.  

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Bilder in der Nähe von Yemen

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A: Wadi Daerhu from on high, Socotra, Yemen

von Stefan Geens, 8.8 entfernt

Wadi Daerhu cleaves through the Diksum plateau, and the valley has long served as a conduit for camel...

Wadi Daerhu from on high, Socotra, Yemen

B: Canyon floor

von Ozerov Andrey, 9.8 entfernt

Canyon floor

C: Between two Dragon's Blood trees, Socotra, Yemen

von Stefan Geens, 10.6 entfernt

Socotra's Diksum Plateau is cut open by a number of wadis, such as Wadi Daerhu. Some rough tracks tak...

Between two Dragon's Blood trees, Socotra, Yemen

D: Wadi Geneb, Socotra, Yemen

von Stefan Geens, 11.2 entfernt

Down below in the wadi, you see the riverbed disappear into a cave. A Belgian speleological expeditio...

Wadi Geneb, Socotra, Yemen

E: Turn onto the road

von Ozerov Andrey, 37.5 entfernt

The road to Qallansiyya.

Turn onto the road

F: Mumi Canyon

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It is a picturesque canyon in the Mumi Valley. In the upper part it is an abandoned village, also cal...

Mumi Canyon

G: Homhil Protected Area, Socotra, Yemen

von Stefan Geens, 40.8 entfernt

The Homhil Protected Area contains an abundance of Frankincense trees and other endemic nature. At th...

Homhil Protected Area, Socotra, Yemen

H: Valley of the bottle trees

von Ozerov Andrey, 42.5 entfernt

Valley of the bottle trees

I: Sand dunes, Socotra, Yemen

von Stefan Geens, 55.5 entfernt

These sand dunes have to be seen to be believed ? though a gander on Google Earth gives you an idea o...

Sand dunes, Socotra, Yemen

J: The Lost World

von Ozerov Andrey, 59.8 entfernt

The Lost World

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