Warning: I intentionally did not set this post to have a thumbnail image just in case folks really don’t like centipedes This particular one was hiding under one of the volunteer’s shirt that was hanging out to dry and had fallen on the ground. I…

I just don’t know how to describe this landscape – it was just something to stand at the top of one of those rocks and look down on that landscape and take it all in. The photo is a feeble attempt to convey the magnitude…

Ok – I’m going to start bouncing around with my photos now, so they’re no longer in sequential order as I took them… After some challenges with the diving (rough conditions, less than perfect visibility, and wanting to make sure I focused on the science…

I know this photo isn’t all that great (it was taken with my cell phone), but for at least the first week here in Andava, this was my morning view as I made a point to wake up and get out for the sunrise. Recently…

Otherwise known as the Madagascar Spiny Tailed Iguana… We saw them during a tour of an arboretum outside of Toliara, and the guide there said that they will be going into about a three month hibernation here in a couple more weeks as the weather…

At least I *think* they are a pair… I suppose there is a possibility that the smaller one is one of those species of spiders that steals food from other spiders, but I am leaning towards this being a pair.. Incredible size difference between the…

Another morning hike we took was to the spiny forest to see the baobab trees. Along the way, we went past some mashes and these medium sized birds were wading through the water. I had to let the group get out ahead of me so…

Zebu are the cattle in Madagascar, they’re used both as food and a beasts of burden. Those distinct horns and that hump behind the head between the shoulder blades make them rather distinct from most of the cattle in the USA The beef from them…

There is just something about these wide open landscapes… the sky seems larger, the patterns from the rice fields, the easily visible transition from valleys to mountains, everything. I often found myself wondering whether there are such landscapes somewhere in the States, as well as…

Just a quick post today to share a video of a Sifaka Lemur. These lemurs have a very unique style of locomotion that I think is impossible to watch without smiling or laughing. So this is the last post I have auto-scheduled, so hopefully by…