October 8, 2012

Dragon’s Blood Trees, Socotra

Photograph by Mark W. Moffett, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A full moon rises over the Diksam Plateau, where dragon's blood trees grow in scattered groves. The limestone of Socotra's interior plains formed when ancient seas covered the land.

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

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