The smaller plants on top of Socotra were still in good condition, and thus I found flowers in excellent condition compared to the drooping or even dried ones further down the slopes. Had I come a week or so later, even the plants up here would have been drooping, so I was very grateful!

Even so, I had to crawl deep into thickets to find and photograph this plant.


  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s