• Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 7 February, 2015 16:08
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

An amazing plant that can survive being completely covered by sand for long periods. During my visit the plant was in a situation completely opposite – the roots were out in the open, and it looked like long tentacles. Yet it was vital and in full bloom! The root system seems extraordinarily wide and deep – many meters long.

Socotra plant 19
This is the only place I’ve seen this species on Socotra.

Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂