Haghier mountains, Socotra

The vegetation in the Haghier mountains is dense and very diverse, with many species existing only on Socotra.

All of this is possible because these mountains are rainmakers. Rising to above 1500 meters above sea level they are often hidden in dense clouds. Clouds mean moisture, and this moisture is constantly accumulating on the landscape and everything growing there. Without these mountains there would be rain only during the monsoon, which can range from totally absent to devastating cyclones.

Also called Hageher or Hajhir mountains.

Haghier mountains, Socotra

Haghier mountains, Socotra

Haghier mountains, Socotra

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