Stera, Socotra

This is from the south of Socotra, and when in between the dunes you only see the sky and the sand, you’d think this is not from an island but a huge desert.

I was mesmerized by the scenery! No matter where I turned my head I was in awe. In the back the sheer cliffs, and in the front the Indian Ocean. It was so alien, beautiful, harsh – it changed continuously!

I tried to capture some of it with my camera, and out of nowhere this tiny human figure turned up in the distant. Without the approaching human an important perspective is lost in the photo, so I’m grateful he turned up like a genie in a bottle – or rather in a sand dune.

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