After a year, I have finally converted my RAW selects from the 2009 Madagascar Stone Forest story. It is a good exercise to go through pictures a long time after you shoot them. It is much easier to remove the emotional memory of making the image from the picture itself. What struck me in going through the photos is the amazing diversity of animals that live in such an inhospitable place. So here for the first time, previously unseen pictures from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar.
Tsingy de Bemeraha contains hundreds of square miles of limestone pinnacles. Also surprisingly a vast number of animals. Some are cute, some are creepy, all are fascinating.
The tsingy's signature species are Decken's Sifaka Lemurs.
But many other things live in the fragments of forest that the pinnacles protect.
Previously unknown iguana lizard (family is Oplurus)
Female day gecko
unknown species of dragon fly
tsingy dwarf chameleon
unknown spider species
juvenile Brookesia perarmata Chameleon
Unknown spider species (this one shared my office with me)
A gecko hunts at night in the tsingy.