Monday, September 23, 2013

The Island That Looks Like It Comes From Another Planet

Strange plants of Socotra Island  

It is like being on a different planet... These pictures and information are excellent viewing and reading. Socotra Island: You have to see it to believe it. This island simply blows away any notion about what is considered "normal" for a landscape on Earth.

 

Imagine waking up on the Socotra Island < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socotra > and taking a good look around you. After a yelp of disbelief, you'd be inclined to think you were transported to another planet - or traveled to another era of Earth's history. The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is part of a group of four islands, has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic, i.e. found nowhere else on Earth.  

For the rest of the story: http://www.binscorner.com/pages/s/strange-plants-of-socotra-island.html?z=10

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