Saturday, 1 December 2012

Worth a thousand words (especially if they're my words)

I promised pictures from Madagascar. Here, courtesy of my lovely Naturetrek colleague Kerrie and our equally lovely client Ann, are pictures from our delightful Madagascar's Lemurs tour last month. I thank them both, for their photos and for their splendid company on the tour.

All images are by Kerrie Warburton, unless stated otherwise; they are in the order in which we explored Madagascar.

Female red-bellied lemur at Ialatsara 

Female and infant red-bellied lemurs at Ialatsara 

Satanic leaf-tailed gecko in Talatakely, Ranomafana 

Infant red-fronted brown lemur in Talatakely 

Madagascar tree boa in Ranomafana 

Small-toothed sportive lemur in Talatakely

Mantidactylus lugubris 

 Boophis tephraeomystax

Naturetrekkers give a giraffe-necked weevil the paparazzi treatment 

Aforementioned giraffe-necked weevil 

Milne-Edwards' sifaka in Vohiparara, Ranomafana 

Brown (rufous) mouse lemur exits stage left in Ranomafana 

Brown mouse lemur defies gravity 

O'Shaughnessy's chameleon in Ranomafana 

Blue-legged chameleon in Ranomafana 

Greater bamboo lemur in Talatakely, Ranomafana 

Naturetrekkers admiring greater bamboo lemurs in Talatakely (or vice versa) 

Female Parsons' chameleon in Ranomafana 

Male belted chameleon having lunch in Ranomafana 

Infant ring-tailed lemur at Anja 

Mother and infant ring-tailed lemurs at Anja 

The eponymous tail 


Giant male Oustalet's chameleon in the Canyon des Rats, Isalo 

Verreaux's sifaka in Isalo  

Infant Verreaux's sifaka in Isalo 

Verreaux's sifakas eating buds at the start of the wet season in Zombitse 

Hubbard's sportive lemur looking anxious in Zombitse (popularly voted the cutest lemur of the tour) 

Spiny-tailed iguanid at Toliara 

Male spiny-backed chameleon at Toliara 

Naturetrekkers sharing the love with an Adansonia rubrostipa baobab at Reniala

A graceful photographer and her equally graceful muses 

 Spiny forest at Reniala

Long-tailed ground-roller at Reniala 

Indri in Analamazaotra 

Infant diademed sifaka in Analamazaotra 

Comet moth in Andasibe 

Short-legged ground-roller in Mantadia 

Baron's mantella in Mantadia 

Black-and-white ruffed lemur in Mantadia 

Female Madagascar paradise flycatcher on her nest in Analamazaotra

 Eastern avahis in Analamazaotra (our last new lemur of the tour)

Infant eastern avahi (or ewok) 

A photographer and a marsh tit, by Ann Mellor

A photographer, a marsh tit and the perfect primate, by Ann Mellor

Close encounter (for an earlier Assamese encounter between a marsh tit and a primate click here)

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