The Lost World of Socotra: The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth
via Ancient Origins
The landscape of the remote island of Socotra looks so foreign that it could almost pass as an alien planet. Its native flora is so rare and unique that the island looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. But Socotra is very real, and is home to over 1,000 unique species of fauna and 825 rare species of flora , including varieties of plants that have been on earth for over 20 million years.