The sand dunes of Erissel – the Socotra east cape – have some very specialized plants thriving in the wind-swept sand. This species was in some places growing so dense that it seemed like a silvery thicket. This location is windswept and hot, with only rain or brackish water available, but this is a specialist and I believe it is endemic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s