Travel 2004 - Madagascar
This album contains photographs of Madagascar's people, flora and fauna taken on our trip to the island in September / October 2004. Madagascar is the world's 4th largest island - 1,000 miles (1,580km) by 350 miles (570km) and has an area of 227,760 square miles (590,000 sq km). ''Madagascar is like nowhere else on earth'' is an oft-quoted phrase. It has been separated from Africa for tens of millions of years, enabling its flora and fauna to evolve in splendid isolation from the rest of the world. Apart from the lemurs, the list of endemic species includes thousands of orchids and succulents, 300 frogs, 270 reptiles, 5 families of birds, 50 mammals and countless insects. The places you will visit are scattered far and wide, and internal flights are the quickest and easiest means of reaching them. If you are planning or thinking of going to Madagascar, then I would strongly encourage you to use a local tour operator. Images from scanned slides and some digital.
Sep 19, 2004