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Contest #422

Contest #422

November 13th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #421: along the south coast of the Island of Socotra, Yemen

The island of Socotra off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia was impacted recently by Cyclones Chapala and Megh. This part of the world does not see cyclones very often, and after searching about the island, it seemed like a neat place to visit for this contest. The actual location was just a neat looking place with interesting topography.

Wikipedia states that “… about a third of the plant life is found nowhere else on the planet” and “has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth”.

The hint about the Dragon’s Blood Tree was designed to help lead you to this island, and then it was a matter of hunting down the actual location of the image, along the south coast.

Caught on the winds and landing on the island without additional assistance:

  • steve willis
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

While others used the Dragon hint:

  • Jason Hatterman
  • Ben S
  • Paul Voestermans
  • John F
  • ashwini agrawal
  • Chris Nason
  • ArnoudS
  • Lelie
  • Eloy Cano
  • Cloudspotter
  • RicardPG
  • Maureen
  • Jeff
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Marisa Boraas
  • donaaronio
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Max_Power
  • steven simmons
  • Gillian B
  • Robin

November 13th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments