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Madagascar Photo Tour

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[update: see Photo Tours for the new Madagascar photo tour dates]

Join me on the trip of a lifetime to Madagascar!

As many of you know, Madagascar is one of my favourite places on Earth; it is an enchanted island inhabited by strange and exotic creatures. I have partnered with Steppes Travel (an excellent UK-based travel agency) to bring you a fantastic two-week photo tour that takes in some of Madagascar’s highlights.

Brown Lemurs
Jumping Sifaka

On this tour we will first visit the towering rainforests of Andasibe-Mantadia in search of the largest of the lemurs, the Indri. We will then travel to the desiccated spiny forests in the south of the country, in order to photograph the iconic ring-tailed lemurs and Verreaux’s sifakas. Finally, we will head to the spectacular Avenue of the Baobabs and Kirindy Reserve in search of creatures such as Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the bizarre Fossa, and the smallest primate on Earth, Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur. Throughout the trip we will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of other lemur species and a spectacular array of birds. We will also be looking to hone our macro skills on a multitude of colourful chameleons and exotic geckos!

Amber Chameleon
Leaf-tail Gecko on Tree

This tour has been specifically designed with photographers in mind and all levels of photographic ability are welcome! If you are looking to improve your photographic skills, I will be on hand to provide expert tuition and give you helpful hints and tips. If you are already a proficient photographer, this is your chance to travel around Madagascar with a group of like-minded people, and to come back with some great images of the country’s unique flora and fauna. Throughout the trip I will try to impart as much of my knowledge as possible… I will be happy to discuss anything from gear to photographic techniques and online marketing to Photoshop.

Madagascar Tree Frog
Kingfisher Silhouette

The tour dates are [update: see Photo Tours for the new Madagascar photo tour dates]; these dates have been chosen specifically as it is the best time of year to photograph animals such as fossas, lemurs with their young and many of the cold-blooded animals. The group size will be 8 to 10 people and on most activities we will split into two small groups of 4 or 5 people to ensure your experience is as intimate as possible. In addition to myself, an expert local wildlife guide will accompany us. Due to the varying states of Madagascar’s tourist infrastructure, the standard of accommodation will vary from the comfort of a rainforest lodge and a luxury tented camp to more basic bungalows in Kirindy Reserve.

If you are interested in joining me on this trip then please head over to the Steppes website for details of pricing and to make your reservation.

I would love for you to join me on this trip so that I can share my passion for this wonderful country and its unique wildlife. Have a look at our Madagascar Galleries to see some of the creatures that we will be photographing and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

[update: see Photo Tours for the new Madagascar photo tour dates]

5 Comments

  1. Patricia Dean said: June 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

    You have some fantastic shot’s cannot wait for more.

  2. Deborah Flowers said: June 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Wow guys! The trip of Dreams! It surely would be fabulous to tour Madagascar with you. Maybe I’ll win the lottery before tehn and be able to make it.
    Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful images gleaned from this upcoming trip.
    Thank you,
    Deborah

  3. kumar said: July 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Its really beautiful to look at. amazing pictures, thanks to photographer.
    what an intelligent photography.
    Thanks again for website for sharing such a resource.

  4. Lucy Baguley said: August 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I absolutely love the images you capture and would love to come on this trip. I have just seen a documentary on Madagascar and it has sparked my interest again but i just cannot afford to even consider it this year.

    Do you know yet if you will be taking another tour next year as i will need to do some serious saving?

    Thanks

  5. sandhya said: August 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    i love these photo..really beautiful..

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