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The Yemeni island of Socotra in the Indian ocean might be one of the most amaing places in the world. The level of variety across this relatively small island is incredible, and one scenery is more spectacular than the other. No wonder it is called the "Galapagos of the Indian Ocean"!​​​​​​​
I joined a one week tour across the island, hosted by the magnificent Jørn Bjørn Augestad (known as "Vagabjørn") and our local guide Rafat from socotra.rafatours, together with 12 other travellers from around the world. An amazing way of exploring a remote and inaccessible part of the world. Not only did we have a well-planned and exciting itinerary, but we went through it with a great group of people! And there were plenty of opportunities to take great pictures along the way, which made the trip even more memorable.
So what is there to see in Socotra? It would probably be easier to mention the things you can't see.  The most amazing is probably the dragon blood trees and the bottle trees, which may only be found on the island. The variety of landscapes is also incredible, from white sand dunes and remote beaches, to deep canyons and forests. There are loads of interesting wildlife as well, including vulture birds, camels and crabs.
For now large parts of Socotra remains pretty much untouched, making it an amazing destination for nature lovers and photographers looking for something unique. Let us hope it stays like that for many years to come!

Enjoy my full album from a week at Socotra below:
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