Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Madagascar: A Wildlife Wonderland

When Madagascar broke off Africa 160 million years ago I wonder if anyone knew just how precious its cargo was. Each time I travel to this island I am constantly amazed at the uniqueness, the evolutionary process and the levels of endemism. It is truly a wonderland of discovery. Think about it-in the last year they have discovered new trees, three new frogs and a new carnivore. That is not even mentioning the vast amount of undiscovered insects that scientists haven't had the time to describe.

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Of course our C4 tour in November wasn't about discovering new species, it was about photographing the iconic ones. With a specific itinerary in place, we worked hard on getting great images of the wailing Indri, Chameleons, Ring tail Lemurs and the Dancing Verreaux's Sifakas. Our itinerary was based on maximizing our time in the best locations and having exclusive access to some very productive areas. Of course our local knowledge allowed us access to places that not many people get to, so the time we spent with the sifakas and ring tails was just brilliant. We had access for two whole days while no other people were around at all. Something not quite common in Madagascar!

Below are a few of the images form the trip. Hope you enjoy them!

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madagascar, c4 images and safaris, shem compion,



madagascar, c4 images and safaris, shem compion,

madagascar, c4 images and safaris, shem compion,

madagascar, c4 images and safaris, shem compion,

madagascar, c4 images and safaris, shem compion,

c4 images and safaris, madagascar, shem compion

c4 images and safaris, madagascar, shem compion

c4 images and safaris, madagascar, shem compion

c4 images and safaris, madagascar, shem compion

1 comment:

Peet said...

WOW She - these are truly magnificent! Will one day be in the position to join you on a photosafari!Promise!