September 17, 2012

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.

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