Saturday, November 28, 2009

Socotra Island, floating in the Indian Ocean south of Yeman, is one place that should be on everyone's adventure travel list.

The island of Socotra is a place like no other. About 50,000 people live on the island, but it is famous for its bizarre plant life, half of which is found nowhere else on earth.

The desert rose seems to need no roots, and looks like an elephant's leg in bloom.

The dragon's blood tree.

The cucumber tree, which is fact distantly related to the lowly cucumber.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! The Desert Rose is very unique. I haven't seen anything like that before! And the Dragon's Blood tree might be something I would want in my yard, it doesn't look like you have to trim it and stuff.