Showing posts with the label Madagascar

The Elephant Bird

Dec 17, 2019

Not too long ago, a gigantic, flightless bird roamed the island of Madagascar. It stood nearly 10 feet tall and weighed 700 kg. For centur...

Betsiboka: Madagascar’s Red River

Dec 19, 2018

This image of the Betsiboka River’s estuary in northwest Madagascar provides tantalizing evidence of catastrophic erosion that has been pla...

The Postal Stones of Madagascar

Mar 26, 2018

About 2 km off the coast of Madagascar, in the Bay of Antongil, is a small, uninhabited, tropical island called Nosy Mangabe. The island is ...

The Sapphire Mines of Ilakaka, Madagascar

May 18, 2017

Ilakaka is a small town in the south west of Madagascar along Route Nationale 7, the main road linking the capital city Antananarivo to the ...

The Pirate Island of Île Sainte Marie

Aug 2, 2016

The island of Sainte Marie, or Nosy Boraha, is a narrow granite island located five miles off the remote east coast of Madagascar. This post...

Cold Water Geysers of Analavory

Mar 26, 2014

About 12 km north-east from the town of Analavory in Madagascar are located four unusual geysers. There is no volcanic activity underneath A...

Tsingy: The Stone Forest of Madagascar

Aug 28, 2010

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve is located close to the western coast of Madagascar. This 666 square kilometer region has been clas...