An Oustalet’s Chameleon surveys the canopy above as he makes his way along a strangler vine.
There is nothing quite as fascinating as the swiveling conical eye of a chameleon. This is an Oustalet’s chameleon.
Giant centipedes and millipedes are found throughout Madagascar and its offshore islands.
The shapes made by clearings in the forest canopy offer unique compositions for wide angle photographs.
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.
A female chameleon makes her way out of the shadows.
There are an abundance of spider species in Madagascar. The Darwin spider spins one of the largest webs imaginable.
The jagged faces of a limestone cliff appear to soar out of the lush green undergrowth.
A Hook Billed Vanga rests on a leafy branch. These beautiful cream breasted birds have a black streak around their eyes.
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.
A chameleon plans out a cautious route through the dry undergrowth in a thorny woodland.
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.
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.
The afternoon sun trickles through the slender leaves that make up the forest canopy.
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.
Branches criss cross one another and their foliage blankets the ground beneath in a protected woodland area in central Madagascar.
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.