The Dragons of Socotra
Aegon Targaryen and his sisters used the last three surviving dragons in the world to conquer and unify the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The dragons eventually died out after nearly a century and a half, and the species was subsequently considered to be extinct. The Dragons of Socotra however have survived on this remote island, not in the form of reptiles but rather in the form of trees, namely the Dracaena Cinnabari. Native to the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, the red sap which oozes from the trees gives it, its human name – The Dragon Blood Tree. The tree has a unique and strange appearance, with an upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella, and makes for a fine object to frame against the dark Bortle 1 skies of Socotra….
Camera = Sony A7rV
Lens = Sony 12-24 F2.8 GM
Tracker = Benro Polaris
Sky Exposure = 240secs F2.8 iso 800
Ground Exposure = 480 secs F2.8 iso 800 LENR LLL
Software = Lightroom, Photoshop