Environment of Arabia Felix (50 images)

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The environment of Arabia Felix - south Yemen, including Socotra, and Dhofar (southern Oman) - is dramatically affected by the annual monsoon (khareef). The monsoon transforms the harsh desert-looking environment into a lush green paradise in a matter of days. Many of the plants and trees have adapted to this climate by storing water in their stems or trunks, for example, the bottle tree (Adenium obesum) and the baobab (Adonsonia digitata).
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