Last year, in the report for a lemur tour I led in Madagascar, I wrote the following of my remarkable colleague Claude Rambeloson:
But without doubt our greatest thanks must go to Claude, our guide, naturalist, mastermind and interpreter of all things
He is a rare combination of a charming person, an encyclopaedic mind, a
brilliant field naturalist, a gifted linguist and a natural comic. Our
experience of his beautiful country would have been half as good without him. Madagascar
Last night I learned that I'll be working with Claude again on the three-week tour I'm leading this month and possibly the two-week lemur tour which I lead in November. I went to bed with a giant smile, thinking of the laughs we'll laugh, the couas we'll see and the huge amount I'll learn from Claude's humble, humourous genius.
Claude and a bearded tit by Jane Starmore