April 23, 2012 9 Comments
Socotra Island is the complete opposite of anything that is considered “normal” for a landscape on Earth.
This Yemeni Archipelago consists of 4 islands that rest deep in the Indian Ocean. It supposedly split off the horn of Africa about 6 million years ago, leaving it completely isolated from the rest of the world (Most isolated landforms on Earth).
Socotra Island is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world. Its isolation from the rest of the world has preserved the islands way of life, which hasn’t changed since the middle ages.
The beaches of Socotra Island rise to limestone plateaus, which are full of very deep caves. Above the caves are mountains that reach up to 1525 meters high.