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

Coral-billed Nuthatch-vanga (Hypositta corallirostris)

Satanic Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus)

Guibemantis pulcher

Short-horned Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne)

Female Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus)

Petter's Chameleon (Furcifer petteri) [female]

Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

Ringtailed lemur eating with baby on back (Berenty)

Red-eyed fly in Madagascar

Day gecko

Madagascar Crested Ibis (Lophotibis cristata) in captivity

Mother ring-tailed lemur sunning with baby on chest (Berenty)

Mossy stick insect

Green mantis

Pair of giant coua (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

Coquerel's Sifaka dancing across a clearing

Mantella betsileo

Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa)

Geckolepis maculata



Propithecus verreauxi deckenii lemur (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

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

Big-nosed chameleon (Calumma nasutum)

Blue-nosed Chameleon (Calumma boettgeri)

Male panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata)

Bright green Jeweled chameleon near Isalo (Isalo)

Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)

Green and black millipede

Blue dragonfly

Golden Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur aureus)

Satanic Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus)

Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)

Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis)

Juvenile insect, not the giraffe-neck weevil

Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata)

Insect (Cixiidae Homopteran)

Blue-nosed Chameleon (Calumma boettgeri)

Phromnia rosea nymphs; tree trunk (Tsingy de Bemaraha)


pied crows (Manambolo)

Madagascar fruit bat (Pteropus sp)

Dark brown grasshopper

Caterpillar with blue and black spines

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

Coquerel's sifakas grooming