Eyes Up   An Oustalet’s Chameleon surveys the canopy above as he makes his way along a strangler vine.
       
     
  Cold Stare   There is nothing quite as fascinating as the swiveling conical eye of a chameleon. This is an Oustalet’s chameleon.
       
     
  Millipede Coils   Giant centipedes and millipedes are found throughout Madagascar and its offshore islands.
       
     
  The Clearing   The shapes made by clearings in the forest canopy offer unique compositions for wide angle photographs.
       
     
  Bee Eater   A slender branch offers a perfect vantage point for this brightly colored tropical bird.
       
     
  Rocky River Bed   In the summer months, when most of the river has dried up, large limestone boulders and rocks litter the valley floor.
       
     
  Chiaroscuro Chameleon   A female chameleon makes her way out of the shadows.
       
     
  Forest Webs   There are an abundance of spider species in Madagascar. The Darwin spider spins one of the largest webs imaginable.
       
     
  Sharp Tsingy   The jagged faces of a limestone cliff appear to soar out of the lush green undergrowth.
       
     
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  The Vanga   A Hook Billed Vanga rests on a leafy branch. These beautiful cream breasted birds have a black streak around their eyes.
       
     
  Jungle Passage   A dirt road leads through a low tunnel in the jungle’s undergrowth. Vines and strangler figs choke one another in their effort to remain sun-splashed.
       
     
  Slow Climb   A chameleon plans out a cautious route through the dry undergrowth in a thorny woodland.
       
     
  The Scrub   Succulents, cacti and garigue vegetation create the typical thorny scrubland found throughout central Madagascar.
       
     
  If Looks Could Kill   A Mimophis snake stares directly down the lens as I stumbled upon some loose rubble in Tsingy national park.
       
     
  Hardy as Hell   Succulents may not receive a drop of water for months on end. Their roots dig far into the bedrock to tap into the water tables below.
       
     
  Don’t Look Down   In true Indiana Jones fashion, this bridge leads one across the deep limestone tsingy ravines.
       
     
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  Prickly Towers   Carpets of thorns blanket vast swathes of Central and Southern Madagascar, offering protection to endemic animal species.
       
     
  Colours of Fire   Amber leaves and slate grey rocks line the pathway of a thorny woodland.
       
     
  Lesser Vasa Parrot   This intelligent and active species is found in Madagascar and nearby archipelago. We found this one scrounging the forest floor for figs and nuts.
       
     
  Slender Canopies   The afternoon sun trickles through the slender leaves that make up the forest canopy.
       
     
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  Holy Leaf   Light filters through the cuts in a leaf made by ants in this dry woodland.
       
     
  Peace in the Undergrowth   I find the neutral hues and soft shades of a forest’s undergrowth so peaceful. One only has to rest a while and it is only a matter of time before an insect, a bird or a lizard makes its appearance.
       
     
  Sprawling Woodland   Branches criss cross one another and their foliage blankets the ground beneath in a protected woodland area in central Madagascar.
       
     
  Burnt Skies   Tiny leaves appear to drip from their dangling branches against a fiery evening skyline.
       
     
  Layers of a Forest   Lush green canopies mix in with the darker undergrowth, creating a wavy composition for this photograph of the forest-clad sky above.
       
     
  Eyes Up   An Oustalet’s Chameleon surveys the canopy above as he makes his way along a strangler vine.
       
     

Eyes Up

An Oustalet’s Chameleon surveys the canopy above as he makes his way along a strangler vine.

  Cold Stare   There is nothing quite as fascinating as the swiveling conical eye of a chameleon. This is an Oustalet’s chameleon.
       
     

Cold Stare

There is nothing quite as fascinating as the swiveling conical eye of a chameleon. This is an Oustalet’s chameleon.

  Millipede Coils   Giant centipedes and millipedes are found throughout Madagascar and its offshore islands.
       
     

Millipede Coils

Giant centipedes and millipedes are found throughout Madagascar and its offshore islands.

  The Clearing   The shapes made by clearings in the forest canopy offer unique compositions for wide angle photographs.
       
     

The Clearing

The shapes made by clearings in the forest canopy offer unique compositions for wide angle photographs.

  Bee Eater   A slender branch offers a perfect vantage point for this brightly colored tropical bird.
       
     

Bee Eater

A slender branch offers a perfect vantage point for this brightly colored tropical bird.

  Rocky River Bed   In the summer months, when most of the river has dried up, large limestone boulders and rocks litter the valley floor.
       
     

Rocky River Bed

In the summer months, when most of the river has dried up, large limestone boulders and rocks litter the valley floor.

  Chiaroscuro Chameleon   A female chameleon makes her way out of the shadows.
       
     

Chiaroscuro Chameleon

A female chameleon makes her way out of the shadows.

  Forest Webs   There are an abundance of spider species in Madagascar. The Darwin spider spins one of the largest webs imaginable.
       
     

Forest Webs

There are an abundance of spider species in Madagascar. The Darwin spider spins one of the largest webs imaginable.

  Sharp Tsingy   The jagged faces of a limestone cliff appear to soar out of the lush green undergrowth.
       
     

Sharp Tsingy

The jagged faces of a limestone cliff appear to soar out of the lush green undergrowth.

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  The Vanga   A Hook Billed Vanga rests on a leafy branch. These beautiful cream breasted birds have a black streak around their eyes.
       
     

The Vanga

A Hook Billed Vanga rests on a leafy branch. These beautiful cream breasted birds have a black streak around their eyes.

  Jungle Passage   A dirt road leads through a low tunnel in the jungle’s undergrowth. Vines and strangler figs choke one another in their effort to remain sun-splashed.
       
     

Jungle Passage

A dirt road leads through a low tunnel in the jungle’s undergrowth. Vines and strangler figs choke one another in their effort to remain sun-splashed.

  Slow Climb   A chameleon plans out a cautious route through the dry undergrowth in a thorny woodland.
       
     

Slow Climb

A chameleon plans out a cautious route through the dry undergrowth in a thorny woodland.

  The Scrub   Succulents, cacti and garigue vegetation create the typical thorny scrubland found throughout central Madagascar.
       
     

The Scrub

Succulents, cacti and garigue vegetation create the typical thorny scrubland found throughout central Madagascar.

  If Looks Could Kill   A Mimophis snake stares directly down the lens as I stumbled upon some loose rubble in Tsingy national park.
       
     

If Looks Could Kill

A Mimophis snake stares directly down the lens as I stumbled upon some loose rubble in Tsingy national park.

  Hardy as Hell   Succulents may not receive a drop of water for months on end. Their roots dig far into the bedrock to tap into the water tables below.
       
     

Hardy as Hell

Succulents may not receive a drop of water for months on end. Their roots dig far into the bedrock to tap into the water tables below.

  Don’t Look Down   In true Indiana Jones fashion, this bridge leads one across the deep limestone tsingy ravines.
       
     

Don’t Look Down

In true Indiana Jones fashion, this bridge leads one across the deep limestone tsingy ravines.

IMGP2156.jpg
       
     
  Prickly Towers   Carpets of thorns blanket vast swathes of Central and Southern Madagascar, offering protection to endemic animal species.
       
     

Prickly Towers

Carpets of thorns blanket vast swathes of Central and Southern Madagascar, offering protection to endemic animal species.

  Colours of Fire   Amber leaves and slate grey rocks line the pathway of a thorny woodland.
       
     

Colours of Fire

Amber leaves and slate grey rocks line the pathway of a thorny woodland.

  Lesser Vasa Parrot   This intelligent and active species is found in Madagascar and nearby archipelago. We found this one scrounging the forest floor for figs and nuts.
       
     

Lesser Vasa Parrot

This intelligent and active species is found in Madagascar and nearby archipelago. We found this one scrounging the forest floor for figs and nuts.

  Slender Canopies   The afternoon sun trickles through the slender leaves that make up the forest canopy.
       
     

Slender Canopies

The afternoon sun trickles through the slender leaves that make up the forest canopy.

IMGP2409.jpg
       
     
  Holy Leaf   Light filters through the cuts in a leaf made by ants in this dry woodland.
       
     

Holy Leaf

Light filters through the cuts in a leaf made by ants in this dry woodland.

  Peace in the Undergrowth   I find the neutral hues and soft shades of a forest’s undergrowth so peaceful. One only has to rest a while and it is only a matter of time before an insect, a bird or a lizard makes its appearance.
       
     

Peace in the Undergrowth

I find the neutral hues and soft shades of a forest’s undergrowth so peaceful. One only has to rest a while and it is only a matter of time before an insect, a bird or a lizard makes its appearance.

  Sprawling Woodland   Branches criss cross one another and their foliage blankets the ground beneath in a protected woodland area in central Madagascar.
       
     

Sprawling Woodland

Branches criss cross one another and their foliage blankets the ground beneath in a protected woodland area in central Madagascar.

  Burnt Skies   Tiny leaves appear to drip from their dangling branches against a fiery evening skyline.
       
     

Burnt Skies

Tiny leaves appear to drip from their dangling branches against a fiery evening skyline.

  Layers of a Forest   Lush green canopies mix in with the darker undergrowth, creating a wavy composition for this photograph of the forest-clad sky above.
       
     

Layers of a Forest

Lush green canopies mix in with the darker undergrowth, creating a wavy composition for this photograph of the forest-clad sky above.