Madagascar Photo Safari Day 3

16th December 2015
The following morning we headed of to the Trontrofotsy Marsh to look for the Golden Mantilla frog, after a long drive and walk we finally reached the Marsh, unfortunately the lack of rain meant that the birdlife and the frogs were in hiding so after looking around a bit we decided rather to head back towards Andasibe and spend some time in the Mitsinjo park.

In the park we walked around searching for anything of interest, along the way we found another beautiful giraffe necked Weevil who obliged us and did not fly off so we took a few images of him.

After the Weevil our guide found a Male Parsons Chameleon, he was perched on a small tree that was accessible to us and we tried a few Macro images of him using some fill flash, they really are spectacular reptiles.

A short while later our guide found us a small family of Indri Indri, this was the highlight of my trip to Mitsinjo Park, the Indri are Wild but they are habituated to people walking through the forest and we spent quite some time with them, one individual in Particular was quite inquisitive and it moved lower down in the trees to have a good look at us.

After leaving the Indri we found a Ground Boa, I think it had recently shed its skin and the snake had a beautiful blue sheen all across its body, after leaving the Boa we drove to Andasibe town for some lunch and bit of a rest.

After our Lunch we headed off to Vakona Forest Lodge and their Lemur Island, there are a number of islands at Vakona and they each have a number of Habituated Lemurs on them.
While on the Island we photographed quite a number of Lemurs, there were Brown Lemurs, Bamboo Lemurs, Black and White ruffed Lemurs as well as Ringtailed Lemurs and Diademed Sifakas, it was a great opportunity to see and Photograph the Lemurs.

Finally after our visit to Lemur Island it was time to head back to our Lodge for some dinner and a good nights rest.

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