Dragon’s Blood Island

Exploring the remote and legendary island of Socotra, this image series was shot during a time of high tensions and full-scale war in mainland Yemen. While the Socotra Archipelago is the pride and jewel of Yemeni society, its Dragon’s Blood trees even crowning the national coins, its isolated location and peculiar history has made it target of many other national interests. Throughout history, civilizations have gone to war against each other in laying claim to this unique patch of land. And this might be happening again.

Published in National Geograhic and represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. Also part of the ongoing Socotra Archipelago Project.