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Socotra or Soqotra is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Horn of Africa. Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth, and it is considered the "jewel" of biodiversity. Surveys have revealed that more than a third of the 800 or so plant species of Socotra are found nowhere else.

Shown on this wallpaper are the Dragon's Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari) and the Bottle Tree (adenium obesum).

Wikipedia: [link]

As always, Adobe Photoshop only, with little help of magical Wacom tablet.

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anathematix's avatar
I saw this on another website months ago, and couldn't find it because they'd cut off the watermark. Glad I did, your stuff is awesome.
Also, sorry for spamming you with liking all your stuff.... I know there's a lot of notifications there.
can I use this painting for some design?
mariannabolognesi's avatar
very nice!!!!!! welldone!
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Memo0's avatar
aww cute pink tree!><.

yeaah that's gorgeous island in Yemen,@,@
am gonna visit it someday
the-shiznite's avatar
oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! I really love your style.
postaldude66's avatar
This is fantastic.. a very stylish interpretation of the unique biota of this island. i love the flowing lines in particular. :+fav:
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Yahya1's avatar
i can eat this tree, its so nice
archanN's avatar
Your lovely Wallpaper has been featured here: [link]

soulofwinter's avatar
This is so cool, I love how there's a bunch of monochrome/muted colors until you get to the adenium ^^
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Second Pocket PC today theme [link]

Screenshots at [link]
AlbertZweistein's avatar
Great wallpaper. I used it for a Pocket PC today theme [link]

Screenshots at [link]
paradoXroga's avatar
haha :D i just love this piece of art! :+fav:
purlo's avatar
I love the patterns inside the tree and ground the most :heart:
Dufoe88's avatar
This art should take a DD!!
i love it!
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21citrouilles's avatar
Lovely ands unique work as usual. Thank you for offering these wonderful wallpapers, and for that fascinating info too. :)
thekivanc's avatar
yeees yeees its really good...
boomstix's avatar
incredible as always i like the dragon blood tree look like a huge century old tree
MuffinWonderland's avatar
glad to see more of your work!
like the different textures in it
at-badrah's avatar
nice simple details :) ,,
TriciaS's avatar
Love the green and black contrast!..............Beautiful effect on the tree!...:wow:
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