This species is endemic to Socotra, meaning it grows only on this island! They come in so many shapes and sizes and sometimes resembles works of art – with or without flowers.

Despite this it was not easy to find a specimen with a great shape and with flowers, as either I found amazing shapes without any flower, or flowers with generic shapes. But I was in luck with this one, as it also had as sister growing in the background.


  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s