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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Sleeping female O'Shaughnessy's Chameleon (Calumma oshaughnessyi)

Male Elephant-eared Chameleon (Calumna brevicorne)

Female Rain forest Chameleon (Furcifer balteatus) preparing her tongue to grab an insect

Verreaux's Sifaka dancing

Cricket with light blue markings

Mating orange, red, and black bugs

Crested Coua (Coua cristata)

Paroedura bastardi gecko

Tree Frog; Madagascar

Female black lemur on post (Nosy Komba)

Madagascar Pygmy-kingfisher (Ceyx madagascariensis)

Indri in Perinet


Madagascar Scops-Owl (Otus rutilus)

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus)

Mossy stick insect

Verreaux's sifaka in Isalo

Phelsuma gecko in Fort Dauphin (Berenty)

Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris)

Male White-Fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur albifrons)

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus)

Verreauxii sifaka in Isalo (Isalo)

Green beetle with an orange head

Butterfly (Aterica rabena)

Male Red-bellied Lemur

Leaf-mimicking katydid

Spotted Jewel beetle (family Buprestidae, genus Polybothris)

House gecko (Berenty)

Camouflaged Amber Mountain chameleon (Calumma ambreense)

Verreaux's Sifaka dancing

Male Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

Blue-nosed Chameleon (Calumma boettgeri) in leaf litter

Pill millipede

Stick insect

Brown Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris)

Female black lemur on wall (Nosy Komba)

Mantidactylus lugubris

Madagascar centipede

Verreaux's Sifaka feeding

Ring-tailed lemur with baby

Pair of black lemurs (Eulemur macaco)

Rufus brown lemur (Tsingy de Bemaraha)


Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea)

Radiated tortoise

Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

Orange and black Reduviidae juvenile bug, with the abdomen sticking up to look like a fierce mantis

Click beetle, family elateridae