Another batch, this time from Anja park, where the Ring-tailed Lemurs were, Zombitse, an excellent reserve with Verreaux’s Sifakas and around Toliara with a boat trip to Nosy Ve.
Scenery on the high pleateau
Benson’s Rock Thrush, female
Benson’s Rock Thrush, male
Sunset scenery at Ranohira
Mahafaly Sand Snake
Cuckoo Roller, a very strange bird indeed
Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher
The future’s bright for these Flatid Leaf Bug nymphs…
The future’s orange.
Dry forest near Toliara
The tide was in when we set off to Nosy Ve, in zebu carts
Marilyn keeping her elbow high…
Sooty Gull with Greater and Lesser Crested Terns
The tide was out on the way back from he boat, so it was the zebu grand prix
Ours was rubbish
A wretched day, with horrible weather and a major disappointment in the World Cup final. Still, at least it gives me some time to get back to the photos. This lot is from our first location at Ranomafana. I’ll put them all and more in better quality and resolution on my OneDrive and put a link up when they’re done.
Malagasy Green Sunbird
Pitta-like Ground Roller
Velvet Asity, male
Brown Mesite, creeping quickly through the indergrowth in the dark, it’s hard to photograph.
Green Day Gecko
Green Day Gecko
Malagasy Palm Swift
Ward’s Flycatcher (another Vanga)
Giraffe-necked Weevil: the female is a strange looking-thing…
… but the male’s just bonkers
Forest Rock Thrush
Eastern Rufous Mouse Lemur
Red-fronted Coua chick, I think
Looking for a Madagascan Yellowbrow
Grey Bamboo Lemur
Short-nosed Chameleon (I didn’t trust the explanation of the deceptive bit).
Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher