• Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 3 February, 2015 11:25
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 3 February, 2015 11:31
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 3 February, 2015 11:25
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s

The cliffs on the way to Shuab beach of west Socotra have lots of interesting seemingly inaccessible locations for goats and thus the promise of untouched plants with healthy sizes.

This location was in no way out of reach for the goats! I found droppings absolutely everywhere, but fortunately also many relatively intact plants.

Ochradenus socotranus
This plant was growing out of the sheer cliff and was in fact not available to the goats, so it was a vital and blooming specimen to gaze upon. It was buzzing with this large species of insects and plenty of smaller ones.

Ochradenus socotranus
The plant looks like a mess of sticks, and has leaves so small I gave up finding any to photograph.

Endemic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s