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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Indri lemur (Indri indri)

Hanging weaver nest

Ringtailed lemur taking in the sun (Berenty)

Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis)

Golden Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur aureus) eating bamboo

Dry grass-colored mantis (possibly Idolomorpha madagascariensis [Empusidae])

Lepilemur edwardsi sportive lemur (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

Verreaux's Sifaka

Orange and black bug

Nursing Verreaux's Sifaka

Milne-Edwards' Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) with a radio collar

Flatid leaf bugs (nymph form)

Ringtailed lemur eating leaves (Berenty)

Mungotictis decemlineata (Kirindy)

Mating caddisflies (Trichoptera)

Red millipede in Madagascar

Brown, white, and orange moth

Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris)

Plated Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia stumpffi)

Amber Mountain chameleon (Calumma ambreense)

Female Red-bellied Lemur (Eulemur rubriventer)

Ring-tail lemur (Lemur catta)

Crowned Sifaka (Propithecus coronatus)

Coquerel's Sifaka eating leaves

Blue-nosed Chameleon (Calumma boettgeri)

Lined Day Gecko (Phelsuma lineata)

Propithecus diadema diadema lemur in Mantady (Mantady)

Mother Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus) with baby

Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema)

Reduviidae juvenile

Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)

Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in a heated chase

Verreaux's Sifaka dancing


Phelsuma madagascarensis

Beige dragonfly


Brookesia antakarana

Giant Coua (Coua gigas)

Dark gray moth with metallic-green spots

Verreaux's Sifaka feeding

Green-backed mantella frog (Mantella laevigata)

Black and white marbled weevil (Curculionidae family)

Brookesia tuberculata

Verreaux's Sifaka feeding

White-footed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur leucopus) in a spiny Alluaudia procera plant

Madagascar skink