Waiting half way up the trunk of a fig tree gives one a better vantage point to spot your siblings as they return to a favorite spot for play.
Annabelle and Etofi
These children hurriedly stopped for their photograph before escaping down to the lake’s shore to play.
Bushman from Nosy Be
The shade of a palm is very welcoming after a morning spent spearfishing in the strong sun.
Pepita and Eliza
As well as the contrasting light and shadows in this image, I love the contrasting looks that the girls are giving. Eliza, the older friend looks comfortable and self-assured, with one step placed forward. Pepita looks at the camera, suspicious of this disruption to her Sunday morning.
One of the hotel maids, Imofana plays with a friendly African Grey parrot.
Her large water bowl by her side, Pepita follows the dusty track towards her home on nimble feet. It was a wonderful experience to come across a village so happily settled in their daily routine.
A guide points at interesting scratch marks on the palace walls.
I love how this photograph gives hints into Elyzah's life and thoughts. Her ragged collar and twisted wire earring are evidence for a modest background. A rolled up bank note, symbolizing her day of work, is placed against her chin in act of deep thought.
One of the youngest members of a traveling group, Mahir used a stick to keep two zebu cattle in line.
Straight tarmac roads slice through mountainous terrain.
Farmer in a Checkered Shirt
A farmer keeps his hat tilted in front of his eyes as he looks out over a wide valley.
A heavy duty truck rolls over the hot tarmac roads.
Shadows on the Plain
Girls cast shadows over the scorched earth as they stroll towards a roadside vendor.
A mud-clad house with a thatched roof is a typical homestay for Madagascar's highland farmers.
Walking through the Forest
The dry forest on the outskirts of Anja was full of chameleons and lemur species.
A group of boys huddle around a football table.
This young girl was so shy. The sight of a camera must have been a very new experience for her.
School attendance is incredibly low in Madagascar, even when compared to other countries on the mainland. Remi smiled confidently at the camera as we took her photograph on her way to school.
A boy peddles his way into market. His item for sale is one plump chicken.
Market Seller, Ambanja
A busy poultry and agricultural market takes place in Ambanja every Sunday morning. Traders from nearby villages meet to sell their produce along the network of stalls.
An ox herd steers his Zebu bulls along the dusty track, bringing his produce of fresh vegetables to market.
A haven for waterbirds but a common spot for crocodiles, bodies of water in Madagascar must be approached with caution.