pictures: animals in Madagascar

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Below you will find a collection of photos from Madagascar. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler in 2009. While these images are the property of, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.

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Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)

Red and orange Galerucinae Leaf Beetle

Red fody near fort dauphin (Berenty)

Red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufus)

Indri feeding on leaves

Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus) eating bamboo

Yellow worm?

Red millipede with red legs

Female crowned lemur feeding on a mango rind while perched upon limestone tsingy

Heated territorial chase between a pair of Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus)

Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher (Kirindy)

Giant Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus)

Oplurus cuvieri iguana (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

Common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus)

Panther chameleon shooting out its tongue to catch a cricket


Translucent spider with turquoise, green, and yellow parts

Beetle with long antennae

Ringtailed mongoose

Asio madagascariensis in Bemaraha (Tsingy de Bemaraha)


Coquerel's Sifaka dancing across a clearing

Ring-tailed lemurs sunning on thatch roof (Berenty)


Coquerel's Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) in Madagascar

Juvenile Malagasy Emerald Green Pill Millipede (Sphaerotheriida)

Ring-tailed lemur feeding on flowers

Red-fronted brown lemur

Four Spot Day Gecko (Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata)

Male Madagascar leaf-nosed snake (Langaha madagascariensis)

Tree frog at Andasibe (Andasibe)

Milne-Edwards' Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) feeding


Light yellow leafhopper

Dark gray moth with yellow markings and blue-green spots

Coquerel's Sifaka dancing across a clearing

Mascarene Grass Frog (Ptychadena mascareniensis)

Hairy Lithinus weevil (Curculionidae)

Spotted Jewel beetle (family Buprestidae, genus Polybothris)

Elephant-eared Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne)

Furcifer oustaleti chameleon (juvenile-bright green)

Juvenile insect, not the giraffe-neck weevil

Coquerel's Sifaka dancing across a clearing

Green praying mantis

Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)


Oustalet's chameleon in a Plumeria tree