Yemen Dixam Plateau - Near Shibahn Village

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Luka Esenko

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Dragon tree numbers are declining and villagers and conservationists are battling to preserve them - Leave no trace and remember nature before photography applies here 100%.

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The Dixam (or Diksam) Plateau on Socotra Island is a spectacular destination for photographers, renowned for its iconic Dragon’s Blood Trees, which dominate the landscape with their unique and surreal umbrella-like canopies. The plateau offers expansive views of these endemic trees set against a backdrop of arid, rocky terrain, creating striking visual contrasts that are ideal for dramatic landscape photography. This location is particularly magical during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset, when the light casts long shadows and bathes the plateau in warm hues, highlighting the alien shapes of the trees and the ruggedness of the surrounding landscape. Photographers can capture the essence of Socotra's alien beauty here, making Dixam Plateau a must-visit for those seeking to document the island's unique and otherworldly nature.

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