Ankarafantsika

La Vallée… …or the colours of Madagascar/ …oder Die Farben Madagaskars (58 pictures)

Ankarafantsika

Ankarafantsika

One of Madagascar’s most fascinating natural areas is located on an ascending ledge in the island’s north-western corner and appears quite unspectacular at first sight. In a dry, undulating and treeless area of the fourth biggest island and second biggest island state after Indonesia, Ankarafantsika is towering approximately 250m above the surrounding landscape. Intersected by Rue Nationale 4 on it’s way to Mahajanga, the National Park is brimming with dense dry forest, which is protected area since the 1920s and a National Park since the 70s. Weiterlesen

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Ranomafana – Where Chameleons hang on trees – Wo die Chamäleons von den Bäumen hängen

Ranomafana - Where Chameleons hang on trees - Wo die Chamäleons von den Bäumen hängen

Ranomafana – Where Chameleons hang on trees – Wo die Chamäleons von den Bäumen hängen

Along Madagascar´s eastcoast are the remainders of rainforests that used to cover the whole east flank of the island´s central highlands. The humid clouds coming from the Indian Ocean supply the steep slopes with huge amounts of rain along with devastating Cyclones, which are regularily making a havoc of parts of the island in the time between December and March. That´s what happened just early this year. Villages and fields have been destroyed, boats wrecked and roads have become impassable. Weiterlesen

Im Reich von Chamäleons und Lemuren

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Das kleine Schwarze – Little black one, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Nikon D3200; Nikkor 18-105mm, F 3,5-5,6; 105(157)mm; F 5,6; 1/800 sec.; ISO 2200

Nikon D3200; Nikkor 18-105mm, F 3,5-5,6; 105(157)mm; F 5,6; 1/800 sec.; ISO 2200

Nikon D3200; Nikkor 18-105mm, F 3,5-5,6; 105(157)mm; F 5,6; 1/800 sec.; ISO 1800

Nikon D3200; Nikkor 18-105mm, F 3,5-5,6; 105(157)mm; F 5,6; 1/800 sec.; ISO 1800

Camoufleur, Uganda

Nikon Coolpix L100; 10(56)mm; F 4,1; 1/498 sec.; ISO 134

Nikon Coolpix L100; 10(56)mm; F 4,1; 1/498 sec.; ISO 134