Trip report: Northern Madagascar Photo Journey (December 2013) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Ken Behrens. This was a custom photo journey.

Madagascar has long been a core destination for Tropical Birding, and last year’s opening of a satellite office in the country allows us further flexibility in offering a variety of tours in this region. This was a short trip aimed at taking a lot of great photos in a short period of time. There is nowhere on earth that offers the number and variety of engaging photographic subjects that Madagascar does. Some other places have more birds or mammals, but no place beats Madagascar’s combination of birds, mammals, and “herps” (reptiles and amphibians), almost all of which are approachable for photography. This is particularly remarkable for an island whose most important habitat is rainforest, a very difficult environment for photography in some other parts of the world, but highly productive here. On top of the wildlife, the landscapes and people of Madagascar are unique and photogenic as well. We finished this short tour with a remarkable number of good photos, a “haul” of photos which would take weeks to assemble in many places, but which can be taken in only a few days in prime locations in Madagascar, one of the world’s top destinations for nature photography.

Click this link to view the full report in PDF format