pictures: scenery 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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Damage from a graphite mine near Mantandia

Adansonia za Baobabs

Aerial view of deforestation and erosion in southern Madagascar (Isalo)

Canyon des makis

Morning beach activity near Maroantsetra

Fire in Madagascar


Riambavy waterfall of Andringitra

Deforestation aerial view (Flight from Tana West)

Ferns illuminated in the late afternoon sun

Fallen limb of a giant strangler fig tree

Zebu bull at sunset

Andringitra creek

Chute Andriamamovoka (waterfall) on the Namorona River in Ranomafana

Aerial lavaka near Maroantsetra in Madagasar

Ferns emerging from charred earth

Countryside along road from Fianarantsoa (RN7)

30-year-old Grandidier's Baobab (Adansonia grandidieri)

Forest clearing near Mantandia

Dry sisal fiber at Andranobory (Berenty)

isalo-dayhike (Isalo)

Aerial view of an Antandroy village

oly canyon (Manambolo)

Andringitra landscape

Trail at the tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

Andranobory sisal workers (Berenty)

Rice and palms in Madagascar

Fuelwood and charcoal for sale in Ankiliberengy village

Rum distillery in southwestern Madagascar

Canyon des Singes in Isalo NP (Isalo)

Man walking across a desolate wasteland

Andringitra sunset

Fire in Madagascar

Fire in Madagascar

Aerial view of dry forest (Fort Dauphin - Tana Flight)

Ranomafana rainforest seen from a lookout on the Valohoaka or Vatoharanana trail

Yellow flowers

queen's rova (Tana)

Burned clumps of grass in Andringitra

Flowering trees in Ankarana

Breaking surf off southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)

Aerial view of deforestation in western Madagascar (Tulear)

Grass and rice in the Tsaranoro Mountain

Distant rain at sunset in Isalo National Park (Isalo)

Chute Andriamamovoka (waterfall) on the Namorona River in Ranomafana

Aerial view of rice paddies outside of Fort Dauphin

Limestone tsingy of Ankarana

Moringa drouhardii