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"Madagascar -- The 8th Continent"

“Madagascar Wanderings” – Other Worldly
Bizarre in many ways is one way to describe the World’s 4th largest island whose 70 million years of isolation unleashed Mother Nature creating a Biodiversity Hotspot. Located in the Indian Ocean only 250 miles off Africa’s east coast Madagascar was one of the last places on earth settled by humans who came from Borneo. At over 1,000 miles long and 350 miles wide Madagascar has many diverse ecosystems ranging from deserts to rainforests, from 9,000 foot mountains or the razor sharp Tsingy limestone formations to savannah grasslands to deep river valleys and coastal plains. This combination of isolation and dramatically diverse ecologies set the stage for a land with incredibly unique, even bizarre Flora and Fauna as over 90% of the wildlife found in Madagascar are found no-where else on the planet. Many of these unique ecosystems have their own very specially evolved creatures; from world’s smallest and largest Chameleons to the world’s largest moth or the tiny and very strange Giraffe-necked Weevil or 103 very different Lemur species and the 900 different reptile and frog species.

Madagascar is truly a Nature Lover’s Paradise and a Wildlife Photographer’s Dream.

Panther Chameleon Catching Cricket Madagascar video:
Madagascar Baobab Sunset Time Lapse:

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Lemurs of Madagascar
:: Lemurs of Madagascar ::
Reptiles & Amphibians of Madagascar
:: Reptiles & Amphibians of Madagascar ::
Wildlife & Nature of Madagascar
:: Wildlife & Nature of Madagascar ::
People & Culture of Madagascar
:: People & Culture of Madagascar ::