Located in the Gulf of Aden off the horn of Africa, Socotra is one of those ”lost world” islands (separated from the world six million years ago) where intrepid travellers - particularly those seeking exotic nature and wildlife in a remote tropical setting — can go for days on end without rubbing shoulders with that less-than-endangered species, the tourist!
Known for decades as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, it is the world’s tenth richest island for endemic plant species, and it is the biggest island in the Middle East measuring 125 kilometres in length and 45 kilometres across.
For extra reading check out this New York Times Article about Socotra.
Jeremy Woodhouse is a professional photographer and traveller. He leads photography trips to all corners of the globe