One hundred and fifty miles off the Horn of Africa lies a tiny archipelago of islands known as Socotra.
Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as “the most alien-looking place on earth.”
Socotran 'desert roses', whose obese trunks are adapted to store water, stand on a hillside in Wadi Diksam on Socotra island November 19, 2013.
ocotri fishermen head out to sea from the port of Qalensiya, the second biggest town on Yemen's island of Socotra February 1, 2008.
A woman stands with her cows on Socotra island November 19, 2013.
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