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Ryu-Gi
13-03-09, 19:15
My Dad recentley E-Mailed me some rather interesting photos of a place that I'd Never heard of before-the Island of Socotra, off the coast of Yemen, which is home to some rather unique life-forms...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/03/25/travel/25yemen600.jpg

http://thecontaminated.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/incredible-trees/amazing-tree-in-yemen.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07Vh5M0gcx3ne/340x.jpg

This tree is actually a type of cucumber!

http://www.jewelsofthejungleweb.com/Images/Photo%20Album/images/Cucumber%20Tree%20-%20Socotra_JPG.jpg

Here's the city inhabited by the locals-

http://www.lostforever.org/futurism/socotra.jpg

Amazing stuff. Just another reminder that the world's got more to it then most people realize.

-OllieCroft-
13-03-09, 19:18
very ugly trees i think,

very interesting for this though.

thank you.

irjudd
13-03-09, 19:33
Reminds me of the Shivering Isles :)

Shrantellatessa
13-03-09, 23:32
I love the shape of the trees in the first picture and their color in the second one :)

Gabi
14-03-09, 12:29
Gotta love the "cucumber trees". :)
Also, I had never heard of this island before.

ShadyCroft
14-03-09, 13:35
Oooh, thanks for sharing ! Never heard of it. :tmb:

Ikas90
14-03-09, 13:36
I remember this was one of my places in that "Guess the place" thread. It's definitely an interesting place. I think there are trees like that in Lebanon too.

There are even weirder trees at the southernmost point of New Zealand.

CerebralAssassin
14-03-09, 13:49
wow...what amazing trees!!:)

oocladableeblah
14-03-09, 13:49
Those first trees are cool looking. The city looks interesting, never heard of this island.

sandygrimm
14-03-09, 14:03
O_o baobab trees? :vlol:

*laralover*
14-03-09, 14:12
Those are awesome :D