Journeys in Our Disappearing World 
by Gary Mancuso

The Last Places on Earth  

Madagascar Fall 2008

Photo gallery from my travels in Madagascar. Included are pictures of a death celebration called a Famadihana, which is fairly unique in the world to the central highland areas of Madagascar. Of course, there are also lots of lemur pictures here as well as images of other amazing fauna and flora of Madagascar. Read my story, Madagascar: Partying with the Dead

Africa--Madagascar Fall 2008
Africa--Madagascar Fall 2008
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At Famadihana-XL
At Famadihana-XL
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A Surprise Hitchhiker-XL
A Surprise Hitchhiker-XL
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65 Sifika Lemurs are very awkward on the ground. Near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
65 Sifika Lemurs are very awkward on the ground. Near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
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66 Sifika Lemur. Near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
66 Sifika Lemur. Near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
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68 A stand of Spiny Trees that make the Spiny Forests of South Madagascar-XL
68 A stand of Spiny Trees that make the Spiny Forests of South Madagascar-XL
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67 Pitcher Plant--Works like a Venus Fly Trap. Madagascar-XL
67 Pitcher Plant--Works like a Venus Fly Trap. Madagascar-XL
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63 Sifika Lemurs near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
63 Sifika Lemurs near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
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59 Brown Lemur in tree. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
59 Brown Lemur in tree. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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57 Small Lizard. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
57 Small Lizard. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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56 Flatid Leaf Bug. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
56 Flatid Leaf Bug. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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61 Ring Tailed Lemur mother and baby. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
61 Ring Tailed Lemur mother and baby. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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63 Sifika Lemur--near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
63 Sifika Lemur--near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
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62 Mother and baby again. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
62 Mother and baby again. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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63 Sifika Lemur--near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL (1)
63 Sifika Lemur--near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL (1)
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64 Sifika Lemurs near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
64 Sifika Lemurs near Taolanaro in far south of Madagascar-XL
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58 A type of Chameleon. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
58 A type of Chameleon. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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55 Flatid Leaf Bugs. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
55 Flatid Leaf Bugs. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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53 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
53 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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54 Casket for deceased child of the Barra people in Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
54 Casket for deceased child of the Barra people in Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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48 Fossa. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
48 Fossa. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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52 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
52 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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51 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
51 Ring Tailed Lemur. Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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49 Strange looking flowering plant in Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
49 Strange looking flowering plant in Isalo National Park, South Central Madagascar-XL
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39 A family memoria to deceased ancestors--the taller stones for those that had longer lifespans. Ra
39 A family memoria to deceased ancestors--the taller stones for those that had longer lifespans. Ra
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41 Brown Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
41 Brown Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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42 Brown Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
42 Brown Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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45 Golden Bamboo Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
45 Golden Bamboo Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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43 Golden Bamboo Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
43 Golden Bamboo Lemur. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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44 These were very active as was early evening. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
44 These were very active as was early evening. Ranomafam National Park, Madagascar-XL
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