Nat Geo Desert Rose


An impressive specimen of an Adenium socotranum, or Adenium obesum ssp.socotranum, in Yemen.

From National Geographic:

Desert Rose, Socotra
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

A desert rose anchors itself on the Maalah cliffs, in the company of more than 300 other rare plant species on Socotra. In the distance lies Qulansiyah, one of the island’s largest towns.

See more pictures from the June 2012 feature story “Where the Weird Things Are.”

Not just an impressive specimen, but also an impressive photographic feat. And a little bird!

Check out some other pictures of these giants here and here.


    
    
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