Some evenings are more beautiful than others, but in Socotra I found beauty wherever I went and in whichever direction I looked.

Here I’m standing on a hill on the eastern part of the island, looking towards the high mountains (Haghier) in the interior. When I arrived a few days ago these mountains were cloaked in clouds, so I felt lucky to stand here and see them in this amazing light.

To the left in the foreground you can see lots of the endemic desert rose or bottle tree (Adenium obesum ssp. socotranum), many of which were in bloom.