I will never forget the 2 days I had on top of Socotra in the Haghier mountains. This is the highest of them all – Skant – looking west. At this time there’s no Milkyway in the west, so the stars are just tiny dots on the sky. Some green airglow is seen here, though.

The plan was to stay here one night, but I quickly realized that one night was by far not enough, and decided to stay an extra night here, and drop the next scheduled camp.

I want to go back!!

The strange tree seen here is the endemic and world famous Dragon blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) – the icon of Socotra!

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • ISO: 6400
  • Shutter speed: 20 s