Sococtra Island must be one of the strangest landscapes we have here on planet earth. Part of the small Sococtra archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which is home to around 40,000 people, the island boasts hundreds of weird and often beautiful species of endemic flora and fauna. Cut off from mainland Africa for some 6 million years, the islands have, like the Galagapagos in the South Pacific, a whole ecosystem of their own. You can find out more about Sococtra and see some amazing images here. Photographer Peter Franc was on Sococtra in 2010, and you can view his striking pictures here.