Nosy Be Black Lemur   Jet black fur and an eccentric mane gave this lemur a startling appearance. It’s almost as though he walked out of a monastery.
       
     
  Goggle Eyed   That ever amazed look is endearing. Lemurs are big on character. They will not shy away from visitors to their patch of scrub and will happily search for insects, fruit and nuts in gardens and hotels.
       
     
  Where are You?   A male black lemur looks around for his mate. Lemurs in general are extremely social animals.
       
     
  Heads Up   A lemur is always looking over his shoulder, looking down to the forest floor and looking upwards at the canopy above. When lemurs make a tree their home, they tend to fill every part of it.
       
     
  Hide and Seek   A female black lemur is not black at all. Beautiful shades of cream and tan complement a bluish-gray mascara that surrounds two magnificent amber orbs.
       
     
  Tree Happy   Lemurs are very much at home up in the trees. Nosy Be was once completely forest clad but much of the island has been cleared for agriculture.
       
     
  Prince of Lemurs   The smart profile of a black lemur stands out against his forest home. On hot summer afternoons, a lemur relishes the breezy heights of his favorite tree.
       
     
  Black Sheep   Black lemurs have a boisterous charm. Their fur is as black as crude oil and very silky around the ears and the tail.
       
     
  Look Out Post   A black lemur looks out from his favorite vantage point. the streets of Hell Ville, on Nosy Be, become quite lively as morning progresses.
       
     
  Lady Lemur   A female black lemur arranges her fur and delicately cleans her feet atop a large tree.
       
     
  Strong Willed   Female lemurs often bear the responsibility of protecting their homes, marking their territories with the scent of powerful hormones.
       
     
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  Sun Dappled   A lemur’s eyes become reflective orbs, almost unnaturally round and filled with age-old wisdom of the forest around them.
       
     
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  Healer’s Tent   A natural healer resides on the shores of Nosy Be, treating his patients under the protection of a magical red canopy.
       
     
  Island Homes   Wooden fences and tropical vines separate the humble dwellings that make up this village fringed by coral reef.
       
     
  A Lemur’s Alarm   Lemurs let loose a cacophony of calls at any site of danger, be this a snake or an eagle. Keen eyes peer in all directions and lemurs keep to the safety of trees until the danger has passed and normal life can resume.
       
     
  Vertical Life   This male black lemur contemplates life from an odd angle.
       
     
  Quiet Backwaters   Modest fishing boats lay about the banks of a backwater harbour. Fishing is the island’s main source of revenue.
       
     
  Shrimping   A small boat with a drag net is used to collect shrimps from the muddy shallows.
       
     
  Golden Oldies   Fishing boats at the end of their working lives lie rusting in the salty lagoon, on the southern coast of Nosy Be island.
       
     
  Palace Roots   Throngs of strangler fig vines engulf the remains of an abandoned palace.
       
     
  Ancient Skylight   Walls made of vines and creepers enclose a crumbling courtyard in the centre of this palatial maze.
       
     
  Window to a Jungle   The heat of the afternoon was almost tangible. Lemurs criss-crossed from one branch to another, flaunting their acrobatic skills.
       
     
  Glassy Sea   Turquoise mixes with lilac as the sun lessens its grip on this beautiful bay.
       
     
  Through the Bushes   Ancient ruins just out of the tropical scrub. Many of Madagascar’s ancient remains date back to the French Colonial period.
       
     
  Framed by Trees   The roots of strangler vines lined the entrance to this palace complex.
       
     
  Hanging Roots   Banana plants and young saplings rise out of the moist earth on the coast of Nosy Be island.
       
     
  Old Train Station   An abandoned colonial train station lies forgotten and engulfed by weeds and creepers.
       
     
  Welcome to our Island Village   A group of children halt their play and line up for a quick photo at the entrance to their island village on the southern coast of Nosy Be. The air was tranquil and the light crystal clear.
       
     
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  Fanojah, Timothe and Sol   Three siblings bask in the warm light before picking up their ball and escaping to the shade of the tamarisk trees.
       
     
  Anju and Wilfred   Young boys play on the edge of a dirt road in southern Nosy Be. Children on the offshore islands of Madagascar live rural lives. Wooden toys and beach combing objects are  rare treasures for them.
       
     
  An Island of Valleys   Hardwoods jut out of the dense undergrowth in the center of this fertile island.
       
     
  Sun Between the Bars   A glimpse onto the sun-drenched shores of a fishing village, behind the iron bars that surround a central market.
       
     
  Luis Felipe   An experienced fisherman discusses an approaching sail out to sea with his partner. The waters around Nosy Be offer the islanders their main source of living.
       
     
  Fish Drying   The carcasses of fish are halved and left out to dry to a thin crisp in the fierce midday sun.
       
     
  Water Play   Brother and sister play in an old fishing boat among the shimmering cascades of the Indian Ocean.
       
     
  Watery Shadows   A young boy pushes the arms of an outrigger canoe along the sandy bank of a bay in Southern Nosy Be.
       
     
  Hung by the Gills   An assortment of fish are hooked up to a propped up piece of old driftwood, drying off in the sun until they are thrown on to a sizzling pot fire.
       
     
  Straight from the Sea   A girl holds up the two fish that she has just washed in the gently undulating waves of the sea that surrounds beautiful Nosy Be island.
       
     
  Set for the Waves   A line of wooden canoes are hauled onto the sandy banks before it is time for their evening fishing voyages. People have used canoes to fish with for centuries in Madagascar.
       
     
  Sunlight on the Sacred Lagoon   I was immediately captivated by the sharp lines and beautiful contrasts created by the palm trees surrounding this lagoon and the harsh sunlight that tore through them.
       
     
  Sulemi   My guide through the interior of Nosy Be. A quad bike proved to be a useful means of transport through the rougher parts of the island.
       
     
  Palm Shoreline   Young palms and mangrove trees crowd the edge of Nosy Be’s muddy shores.
       
     
  Shade of a Banana Leaf   The sun reaches its gentle arc at the end of  a warm evening. Banana plants are often found at the edge of plantations and farms.
       
     
  Overgrown   Vines and twisted roots engulf the face of a simple home in Hell-Ville, the tepid capital of Nosy Be island.
       
     
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  Sisters of Hell-Ville   Three girls look out from their balcony and laugh at the odd assembly of tourist, quad-bike and camera.
       
     
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  The Red Quatrelle   A farmer proudly washes his bright red Renault IV.
       
     
  Layers of Sunset   A beach appears to burst into flames of colour under the evening sun.
       
     
  A Peaceful Bay   Long stretches of dark sand catch the fiery rays of sunlight as everything turns to gold in Nosy Be.
       
     
  Annabelle   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   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.
       
     
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  Samira   Annabelle’s sister sold coconuts and mother of pearl at a bamboo stall overlooking a turquoise mountain lake in the very heart of Nosy Be island.
       
     
  Annabelle and Etofi   These children hurriedly stopped for their photograph before escaping down to the lake’s shore to play.
       
     
  Amanda   Women in Madagascar use saffron powder and natural clay to protect their skin from the sun’s fierce rays.
       
     
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  Nosy Be Black Lemur   Jet black fur and an eccentric mane gave this lemur a startling appearance. It’s almost as though he walked out of a monastery.
       
     

Nosy Be Black Lemur

Jet black fur and an eccentric mane gave this lemur a startling appearance. It’s almost as though he walked out of a monastery.

  Goggle Eyed   That ever amazed look is endearing. Lemurs are big on character. They will not shy away from visitors to their patch of scrub and will happily search for insects, fruit and nuts in gardens and hotels.
       
     

Goggle Eyed

That ever amazed look is endearing. Lemurs are big on character. They will not shy away from visitors to their patch of scrub and will happily search for insects, fruit and nuts in gardens and hotels.

  Where are You?   A male black lemur looks around for his mate. Lemurs in general are extremely social animals.
       
     

Where are You?

A male black lemur looks around for his mate. Lemurs in general are extremely social animals.

  Heads Up   A lemur is always looking over his shoulder, looking down to the forest floor and looking upwards at the canopy above. When lemurs make a tree their home, they tend to fill every part of it.
       
     

Heads Up

A lemur is always looking over his shoulder, looking down to the forest floor and looking upwards at the canopy above. When lemurs make a tree their home, they tend to fill every part of it.

  Hide and Seek   A female black lemur is not black at all. Beautiful shades of cream and tan complement a bluish-gray mascara that surrounds two magnificent amber orbs.
       
     

Hide and Seek

A female black lemur is not black at all. Beautiful shades of cream and tan complement a bluish-gray mascara that surrounds two magnificent amber orbs.

  Tree Happy   Lemurs are very much at home up in the trees. Nosy Be was once completely forest clad but much of the island has been cleared for agriculture.
       
     

Tree Happy

Lemurs are very much at home up in the trees. Nosy Be was once completely forest clad but much of the island has been cleared for agriculture.

  Prince of Lemurs   The smart profile of a black lemur stands out against his forest home. On hot summer afternoons, a lemur relishes the breezy heights of his favorite tree.
       
     

Prince of Lemurs

The smart profile of a black lemur stands out against his forest home. On hot summer afternoons, a lemur relishes the breezy heights of his favorite tree.

  Black Sheep   Black lemurs have a boisterous charm. Their fur is as black as crude oil and very silky around the ears and the tail.
       
     

Black Sheep

Black lemurs have a boisterous charm. Their fur is as black as crude oil and very silky around the ears and the tail.

  Look Out Post   A black lemur looks out from his favorite vantage point. the streets of Hell Ville, on Nosy Be, become quite lively as morning progresses.
       
     

Look Out Post

A black lemur looks out from his favorite vantage point. the streets of Hell Ville, on Nosy Be, become quite lively as morning progresses.

  Lady Lemur   A female black lemur arranges her fur and delicately cleans her feet atop a large tree.
       
     

Lady Lemur

A female black lemur arranges her fur and delicately cleans her feet atop a large tree.

  Strong Willed   Female lemurs often bear the responsibility of protecting their homes, marking their territories with the scent of powerful hormones.
       
     

Strong Willed

Female lemurs often bear the responsibility of protecting their homes, marking their territories with the scent of powerful hormones.

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  Sun Dappled   A lemur’s eyes become reflective orbs, almost unnaturally round and filled with age-old wisdom of the forest around them.
       
     

Sun Dappled

A lemur’s eyes become reflective orbs, almost unnaturally round and filled with age-old wisdom of the forest around them.

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  Healer’s Tent   A natural healer resides on the shores of Nosy Be, treating his patients under the protection of a magical red canopy.
       
     

Healer’s Tent

A natural healer resides on the shores of Nosy Be, treating his patients under the protection of a magical red canopy.

  Island Homes   Wooden fences and tropical vines separate the humble dwellings that make up this village fringed by coral reef.
       
     

Island Homes

Wooden fences and tropical vines separate the humble dwellings that make up this village fringed by coral reef.

  A Lemur’s Alarm   Lemurs let loose a cacophony of calls at any site of danger, be this a snake or an eagle. Keen eyes peer in all directions and lemurs keep to the safety of trees until the danger has passed and normal life can resume.
       
     

A Lemur’s Alarm

Lemurs let loose a cacophony of calls at any site of danger, be this a snake or an eagle. Keen eyes peer in all directions and lemurs keep to the safety of trees until the danger has passed and normal life can resume.

  Vertical Life   This male black lemur contemplates life from an odd angle.
       
     

Vertical Life

This male black lemur contemplates life from an odd angle.

  Quiet Backwaters   Modest fishing boats lay about the banks of a backwater harbour. Fishing is the island’s main source of revenue.
       
     

Quiet Backwaters

Modest fishing boats lay about the banks of a backwater harbour. Fishing is the island’s main source of revenue.

  Shrimping   A small boat with a drag net is used to collect shrimps from the muddy shallows.
       
     

Shrimping

A small boat with a drag net is used to collect shrimps from the muddy shallows.

  Golden Oldies   Fishing boats at the end of their working lives lie rusting in the salty lagoon, on the southern coast of Nosy Be island.
       
     

Golden Oldies

Fishing boats at the end of their working lives lie rusting in the salty lagoon, on the southern coast of Nosy Be island.

  Palace Roots   Throngs of strangler fig vines engulf the remains of an abandoned palace.
       
     

Palace Roots

Throngs of strangler fig vines engulf the remains of an abandoned palace.

  Ancient Skylight   Walls made of vines and creepers enclose a crumbling courtyard in the centre of this palatial maze.
       
     

Ancient Skylight

Walls made of vines and creepers enclose a crumbling courtyard in the centre of this palatial maze.

  Window to a Jungle   The heat of the afternoon was almost tangible. Lemurs criss-crossed from one branch to another, flaunting their acrobatic skills.
       
     

Window to a Jungle

The heat of the afternoon was almost tangible. Lemurs criss-crossed from one branch to another, flaunting their acrobatic skills.

  Glassy Sea   Turquoise mixes with lilac as the sun lessens its grip on this beautiful bay.
       
     

Glassy Sea

Turquoise mixes with lilac as the sun lessens its grip on this beautiful bay.

  Through the Bushes   Ancient ruins just out of the tropical scrub. Many of Madagascar’s ancient remains date back to the French Colonial period.
       
     

Through the Bushes

Ancient ruins just out of the tropical scrub. Many of Madagascar’s ancient remains date back to the French Colonial period.

  Framed by Trees   The roots of strangler vines lined the entrance to this palace complex.
       
     

Framed by Trees

The roots of strangler vines lined the entrance to this palace complex.

  Hanging Roots   Banana plants and young saplings rise out of the moist earth on the coast of Nosy Be island.
       
     

Hanging Roots

Banana plants and young saplings rise out of the moist earth on the coast of Nosy Be island.

  Old Train Station   An abandoned colonial train station lies forgotten and engulfed by weeds and creepers.
       
     

Old Train Station

An abandoned colonial train station lies forgotten and engulfed by weeds and creepers.

  Welcome to our Island Village   A group of children halt their play and line up for a quick photo at the entrance to their island village on the southern coast of Nosy Be. The air was tranquil and the light crystal clear.
       
     

Welcome to our Island Village

A group of children halt their play and line up for a quick photo at the entrance to their island village on the southern coast of Nosy Be. The air was tranquil and the light crystal clear.

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  Fanojah, Timothe and Sol   Three siblings bask in the warm light before picking up their ball and escaping to the shade of the tamarisk trees.
       
     

Fanojah, Timothe and Sol

Three siblings bask in the warm light before picking up their ball and escaping to the shade of the tamarisk trees.

  Anju and Wilfred   Young boys play on the edge of a dirt road in southern Nosy Be. Children on the offshore islands of Madagascar live rural lives. Wooden toys and beach combing objects are  rare treasures for them.
       
     

Anju and Wilfred

Young boys play on the edge of a dirt road in southern Nosy Be. Children on the offshore islands of Madagascar live rural lives. Wooden toys and beach combing objects are rare treasures for them.

  An Island of Valleys   Hardwoods jut out of the dense undergrowth in the center of this fertile island.
       
     

An Island of Valleys

Hardwoods jut out of the dense undergrowth in the center of this fertile island.

  Sun Between the Bars   A glimpse onto the sun-drenched shores of a fishing village, behind the iron bars that surround a central market.
       
     

Sun Between the Bars

A glimpse onto the sun-drenched shores of a fishing village, behind the iron bars that surround a central market.

  Luis Felipe   An experienced fisherman discusses an approaching sail out to sea with his partner. The waters around Nosy Be offer the islanders their main source of living.
       
     

Luis Felipe

An experienced fisherman discusses an approaching sail out to sea with his partner. The waters around Nosy Be offer the islanders their main source of living.

  Fish Drying   The carcasses of fish are halved and left out to dry to a thin crisp in the fierce midday sun.
       
     

Fish Drying

The carcasses of fish are halved and left out to dry to a thin crisp in the fierce midday sun.

  Water Play   Brother and sister play in an old fishing boat among the shimmering cascades of the Indian Ocean.
       
     

Water Play

Brother and sister play in an old fishing boat among the shimmering cascades of the Indian Ocean.

  Watery Shadows   A young boy pushes the arms of an outrigger canoe along the sandy bank of a bay in Southern Nosy Be.
       
     

Watery Shadows

A young boy pushes the arms of an outrigger canoe along the sandy bank of a bay in Southern Nosy Be.

  Hung by the Gills   An assortment of fish are hooked up to a propped up piece of old driftwood, drying off in the sun until they are thrown on to a sizzling pot fire.
       
     

Hung by the Gills

An assortment of fish are hooked up to a propped up piece of old driftwood, drying off in the sun until they are thrown on to a sizzling pot fire.

  Straight from the Sea   A girl holds up the two fish that she has just washed in the gently undulating waves of the sea that surrounds beautiful Nosy Be island.
       
     

Straight from the Sea

A girl holds up the two fish that she has just washed in the gently undulating waves of the sea that surrounds beautiful Nosy Be island.

  Set for the Waves   A line of wooden canoes are hauled onto the sandy banks before it is time for their evening fishing voyages. People have used canoes to fish with for centuries in Madagascar.
       
     

Set for the Waves

A line of wooden canoes are hauled onto the sandy banks before it is time for their evening fishing voyages. People have used canoes to fish with for centuries in Madagascar.

  Sunlight on the Sacred Lagoon   I was immediately captivated by the sharp lines and beautiful contrasts created by the palm trees surrounding this lagoon and the harsh sunlight that tore through them.
       
     

Sunlight on the Sacred Lagoon

I was immediately captivated by the sharp lines and beautiful contrasts created by the palm trees surrounding this lagoon and the harsh sunlight that tore through them.

  Sulemi   My guide through the interior of Nosy Be. A quad bike proved to be a useful means of transport through the rougher parts of the island.
       
     

Sulemi

My guide through the interior of Nosy Be. A quad bike proved to be a useful means of transport through the rougher parts of the island.

  Palm Shoreline   Young palms and mangrove trees crowd the edge of Nosy Be’s muddy shores.
       
     

Palm Shoreline

Young palms and mangrove trees crowd the edge of Nosy Be’s muddy shores.

  Shade of a Banana Leaf   The sun reaches its gentle arc at the end of  a warm evening. Banana plants are often found at the edge of plantations and farms.
       
     

Shade of a Banana Leaf

The sun reaches its gentle arc at the end of a warm evening. Banana plants are often found at the edge of plantations and farms.

  Overgrown   Vines and twisted roots engulf the face of a simple home in Hell-Ville, the tepid capital of Nosy Be island.
       
     

Overgrown

Vines and twisted roots engulf the face of a simple home in Hell-Ville, the tepid capital of Nosy Be island.

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  Sisters of Hell-Ville   Three girls look out from their balcony and laugh at the odd assembly of tourist, quad-bike and camera.
       
     

Sisters of Hell-Ville

Three girls look out from their balcony and laugh at the odd assembly of tourist, quad-bike and camera.

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  The Red Quatrelle   A farmer proudly washes his bright red Renault IV.
       
     

The Red Quatrelle

A farmer proudly washes his bright red Renault IV.

  Layers of Sunset   A beach appears to burst into flames of colour under the evening sun.
       
     

Layers of Sunset

A beach appears to burst into flames of colour under the evening sun.

  A Peaceful Bay   Long stretches of dark sand catch the fiery rays of sunlight as everything turns to gold in Nosy Be.
       
     

A Peaceful Bay

Long stretches of dark sand catch the fiery rays of sunlight as everything turns to gold in Nosy Be.

  Annabelle   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

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   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

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.

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  Samira   Annabelle’s sister sold coconuts and mother of pearl at a bamboo stall overlooking a turquoise mountain lake in the very heart of Nosy Be island.
       
     

Samira

Annabelle’s sister sold coconuts and mother of pearl at a bamboo stall overlooking a turquoise mountain lake in the very heart of Nosy Be island.

  Annabelle and Etofi   These children hurriedly stopped for their photograph before escaping down to the lake’s shore to play.
       
     

Annabelle and Etofi

These children hurriedly stopped for their photograph before escaping down to the lake’s shore to play.

  Amanda   Women in Madagascar use saffron powder and natural clay to protect their skin from the sun’s fierce rays.
       
     

Amanda

Women in Madagascar use saffron powder and natural clay to protect their skin from the sun’s fierce rays.

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