So There’s An Island You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… And It Literally Looks Like ALIENS Should Live There.
There’s a small archipelago of four islands located in the Indian Ocean that look so strange, it’s hard to believe they are real. It’s called Socotra and it’s located near Yemen. What makes Socotra different from other islands is the way it was created and isolated. Because of that, it has evolved to look like an alien land.
The Socotra archipelago is very isolated.
Socotra is one of the most-isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin (i.e., it wasn’t formed by a volcano).
The main island has three geographical terrains: the narrow coastal plains, a limestone plateau permeated with karstic caves, and the Haghier Mountains.
The current Socotra fauna is being threatened by climate change and new species that were introduced to the area.
Alien-looking trees, like the ones seen above, are actually in danger of disappearing. Cucumber, aloe, pomegranate, dragon’s blood and other trees are strange but delicate.
Unfortunately, traveling to Yemen is difficult, especially for Americas in the current global social climate.
Even if you never see Socotra yourself, it’s so cool to know that a place like this exists somewhere in the world. It looks like it belongs in a movie or video game.