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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
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Reposted from @natgeotravel - Photo by @MartinEdstrom | These magic Dragon's Blood Trees are time travelers. Most have stood here for hundreds of years. Some are close to a thousand years old. It's humbling to realize they've lived through several civilizations that have come and gone - slowly growing while we humans mill about with our wars and conflicts. Sitting under one today, you might share the same shade and resting space with seafarers from 500 years ago - when the world map looked radically different.
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Repost from @martinedstrom - You know that feeling when looking back at something, wondering if it really happened?

This is a Dragon's Blood Tree on the Diksum Plateau in Socotra, Yemen - with the sharp granite peaks of the Haggier mountains in the background. It's been a few months since me, @littlemsfossil, @leonmccarron and @rhystj came back from this expedition - but we're only now digging deep into the footage with each other and our editors.

And I just can't shake that feeling, looking at these magical trees on this little jewel of an island in the middle of an ocean. Was I really there?

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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
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Photo by @martinedstrom | These magic Dragon's Blood Trees are time travelers. Most have stood here for hundreds of years. Some are close to a thousand years old. It's humbling to realize they've lived through several civilizations that have come and gone - slowly growing while we humans mill about with our wars and conflicts. Sitting under one today, you might share the same shade and resting space with seafarers from 500 years ago - when the world map looked radically different.
#dragonsbloodisland #socotra #natgeoimagecollection #yemen


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | These magic Dragon's Blood Trees are time travelers. Most have stood here for hundreds of years. Some are close to a thousand years old. It's humbling to realize they've lived through several civilizations that have come and gone - slowly growing while we humans mill about with our wars and conflicts. Sitting under one today, you might share the same shade and resting space with seafarers from 500 years ago - when the world map looked radically different.
#dragonsbloodisland #socotra #natgeoimagecollection #yemen

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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | These magic Dragon's Blood Trees are time travelers. Most have stood here for hundreds of years. Some are close to a thousand years old. It's humbling to realize they've lived through several civilizations that have come and gone - slowly growing while we humans mill about with our wars and conflicts. Sitting under one today, you might share the same shade and resting space with seafarers from 500 years ago - when the world map looked radically different.
#dragonsbloodisland #socotra #natgeoimagecollection #yemen


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | These magic Dragon's Blood Trees are time travelers. Most have stood here for hundreds of years. Some are close to a thousand years old. It's humbling to realize they've lived through several civilizations that have come and gone - slowly growing while we humans mill about with our wars and conflicts. Sitting under one today, you might share the same shade and resting space with seafarers from 500 years ago - when the world map looked radically different.
#dragonsbloodisland #socotra #natgeoimagecollection #yemen


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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@natgeotravel Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.⠀
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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Repost from @natgeotravel Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra

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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra
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So beautiful #thisphoto 📸 ♥️
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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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Reposted @Natgeotravel - Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra

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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | They call it the Jewel of the Arabian Sea for a reason. Holding some of the most pristine coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and home to an immensely biodiverse region of the Middle East, Socotra's beaches have never been exposed to any development beyond the smattering of engines from local dhows and fishing boats. There are stretches of beach here you almost can't believe exist, where bottles adrift are the only signs of human touch. That's probably why wildlife like this beach. Apart from endemic species like Socotran Heron and Cormorant frequenting them, these sands are also important nesting grounds for both Loggerhead, Greenback and Hawksbill turtles.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen @natgeoimagecollection #socotra


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen #socotra #treesoftheworld


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen #socotra #treesoftheworld @natgeoimagecollection #natgeoimagecollection

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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen #socotra #treesoftheworld @natgeoimagecollection #natgeoimagecollection


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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | The Dragon's Blood Tree has drawn people to Socotra for millennia. This island in the middle of the Arabian Sea has been a trading post since the Greeks described the world - and has been touched by most civilizations since. Throughout ancient times the red resin - the Dragon's Blood - of these trees has been harvested and traded, and it still is today. A symbol for Socotra, the Dragon's Blood Tree is also a prideful national symbol of Yemen. So much that it graces the 20 Rial coins of the Yemeni currency.
#dragonsbloodisland #yemen #socotra #treesoftheworld @natgeoimagecollection #natgeoimagecollection


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If you missed it, our story on Socotra is finally out on @natgeo - link in bio.
We tell the story of an enchanted archipelago that's threatened from storms both political and literal. Climate change seems to be affecting its weather patterns, and armed forces are claiming larger patches of land in what might turn out to be a modern day land grab of one of the most unique islands on the face of the Earth: Socotra in Yemen.

It's one of those pieces where we got to the limit of our grit after spending almost a week in total on the Arabian Sea to get back and forth to one of the most magical places I've ever experienced.

Read the masterful words of my dear friend @leonmccarron where he describes our journey to the island together with stars @littlemsfossil and @rhystj.
Link in bio.

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(📸 @martinedstrom) It’s out!!! In March a team of us went on a crazy scouting expedition to an island between Somalia and mainland Yemen; Socotra #DragonsBloodIsland

Check out the article on National Geographic (link in bio)! I’m sooo incredibly proud of @leonmccarron, @martinedstrom & @rhystj for this National Geographic piece. Socotra needs our attention and we can't thank our sponsors enough @mbi_foundation, the incredible Socotris especially Deputy Governor Abduljameel Socotra and Nat Geo @insidenatgeo.
More yet to come, fingers crossed, watch this space and give us a shout if you think you can help or know of some coffers (£$) we can ransack for the big expedition. Picture is of course @martinedstrom


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God that’s been a lot of pictures of my face. So I’m taking a break from ‘narcissism central’ to show you the two adorable faces of Rabib and Zabib (the camels), next to a Dragons Blood tree on the island of Socotra, along with Ali our camel guy... ironically on a motorbike and Sami our fixer. Thinking of Socotra right now, cyclone Luban might hit at any moment. Climate change is really doing a number on this incredible island and UNESCO World Heritage Site. #dragonsbloodisland 🐉🌳 #camel #island


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I’m getting bored of pictures of my face... self-promotion ain’t good for the soul... so here’s a pic that matters. Can you guys see what this is?
It’s the island of Socotra, it’s the species of Dragon’s Blood tree which exists there and nowhere else on Earth and it’s a story of extinction. Once upon a time Dragons Blood trees existed in many places, now it only survives in refugia- Socotra is a refugia for this relic. But the question is for how long? They are being decimated thanks to an uptake in cyclones in the Indian Ocean (the result of climate change and pollution) - look at this one on the left being thrust out of the ground like this, goats eating the saplings, people using them for firewood after the cyclones (people needed to live and normal travel and access to other resources had been hampered immediately after the 2015 cyclones- it’s unclear to me how this year’s cyclone fared by contrast) and probably some other mystery linked to climate change.
This is also a picture of one of my favourite Socotris, our additional driver Mohammed... truth is he was also full of information and incredibly friendly. He talked us through so much from attitudes to tourism and responsible tourism through to actually dipping some of the Dragons Blood tree’s red resin in water and painting my nails with it! He talked us through the impact of the war on the mainland and how the current situation out there had halted the tourist industry: ‘We (those who used to work in tourism - guides, drivers etc) sometimes get together just to lament the good old days’. #dragonsbloodisland 🐉🌳


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Detwah lagoon, Socotra
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This was the starting point for our journey on Socotra island earlier this year, and it’ll be one of the first places we return to in 2019. The rest of this year is about finalising the team and funds to make that happen. Wish us luck! 😬

#socotra #soqotra #dragonsbloodisland #detwahlagoon #adventurewithpurpose #yemen


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