Sunday, July 26, 2009

No CCTV Sunday #6 Socotra Island

The H1N1 pandemic had deterred us from traveling abroad. But today let me bring you to Socotra Island, Yeman electronically.

Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin It is part of the Republic of Yemen. Socotra is considered the "jewel" of biodiversity in the Arabian sea. The long geological isolation of the Socotra archipelago and its fierce heat and drought have combined to create a unique and spectacular flora and fauna. Surveys have revealed that more than a third of the 800 or so plant species of Socotra are found nowhere else.

This is possibly the most alien looking landscape on Earth. Check them out yourself.

JR, perhaps you could make a stop over at this lovely island when you are on you way back to Malaysia from Abu Dhabi?

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