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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Plated Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia stumpffi)

Small colorful spider

Satanic Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus)


Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in a fight over territory

Pair of ringtail lemurs (Berenty)

Mantidactylus melanopleura

Common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus)

Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa) in flight

Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)

Raspberry dragnofly


Pollen's Vanga (Xenopirostris polleni)

Female Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus)

Madagascar gecko

Group of common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus) paying in the canopy

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur hanging in a tree

Pair of ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)

Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis)

Madagascar Kestrel in flight above Isalo (Isalo)

Female Calumma crypticum on tree trunk (Andasibe)

Red cardinal fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

Ragged-looking butterfly

Mother Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus) with baby


Verreaux's Sifaka dancing

Multicolored spider

Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus)

Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus)

Mimophis sp. Snake (Isalo)

Corythornis vintsioides (Kirindy)

Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

Flatid leaf bug nymphs, resembling white lichen

Common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus)

Indri lemur (Indri indri)

Brilliant green beetle [Tortoise beetle of the Chrysomelidae family]

Broad-tailed Day Gecko, Phelsuma laticauda

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

Flat-casqued Chameleon (Calumma globifer) (female)

Boophis blommersae or Boophis tephraeomystax or Boophis brachychir

Brookesia tuberculata

Pair of ringtails

Female Furcifer balteatus preparing to grab an insect


Male Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus)

Red millipede in Madagascar

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

Black and white moth