The small island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen is a veritable smorgasbord of rare endemic species and has been called “the most alien-looking place on Earth.” Sure, it is hard to get to. Yeah, you may run into re-fueling Somali pirates. But if you like bulbous plants, this is the place for you!

Me, I like any excuse to use the term bulbous. Or to make a sneaky Game of Thrones reference in a script.

Check out National Geo’s beautiful photographs of the island’s most weirdo tree species. It will make you think about visiting…

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