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V 2012 – Madagascar, part III

  

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From Ihosy we went to the Anja Park. Google maps.

 

Driving to Anja. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Driving to Anja. T. Praszkier photo.

 

We left the famous "Les portes du Sud" behind us.
It is a huge rock - symbolic gates to the Southern Madagascar. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Locust. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Locust. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Landscapes on our way. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Anja park located in the granitic monadnocks. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Jurek on the top. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Landscapes around the Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

  

Caves in Anja. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Lianas. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Roots on the granite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Endemic succulent plants in the Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Endemic succulent plants in the Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

 

Small frog. T. Praszkier photo.

 

And a Ring-tailed lemur. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Symbol of Madagascar`s wildlife. T. Praszkier photo.

 

How many Ring-tailed lemurs do you see here? T. Praszkier photo.

 

Mother with a baby. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Mother with a baby. T. Praszkier photo.

  

I am sleepy, leave me alone... T. Praszkier photo.

 

I am sleepy, leave me alone... T. Praszkier photo.

 

Ring-tailed lemur. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Area around Anja Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Next we drove to Ranomafana National Park where we arrived by night. Google maps.

 

Driving to Ranomafana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

The same night we made a night wildlife watching tour.
We found the rare Microsebus - the smallest existing lemur - only 40 grams! T. Praszkier photo.

 

Microsebus - the smallest lemur species - only 40 grams! T. Praszkier photo.

 

Chameleon. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Chameleon. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Chameleon... T. Praszkier photo.

 

... and a smaller one. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Brookesia - the smallest chameleon - this is an adoult one! T. Praszkier photo.

 

Snake living on the tree. T. Praszkier photo.

 

We visited the rain forrest next day. T. Praszkier photo.

 

In the Ranomafana National Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

In the Ranomafana National Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Lemurs In the Ranomafana National Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Waterfall in the Ranomafana National Park. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Ambatofinandrahana - next stop on our way. T. Praszkier photo.

 

On the way. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Kids from the Betsileo tribe selling traditional caps. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Driving to Ambatofinandrahana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Driving to Ambatofinandrahana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Driving to Ambatofinandrahana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

On the streets of Ambatofinandrahana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Euphorbia pulcherrima - so-called Star of Bethlehem. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Euphorbia pulcherrima - so-called Star of Bethlehem. T. Praszkier photo.

 

On the streets of Ambatofinandrahana. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Boy on stilts. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Jurek shocked by size of a beryl crystal. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Ambatofinandrahana area is very rich in quartz. Crystal in Muzo habit. T. Praszkier photo.

 

New find of quartz with fuchsite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Quartz with fuchsite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Quartz with fuchsite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Quartz with fuchsite. G. Bijak photo.

 

Quartz with fuchsite. G. Bijak photo.

 

And finally we came back to Antsirabe. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Rickshaw - symbol of Antsirabe town. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Repacking in the hotel room :-) T. Praszkier photo.

 

Many stones already waited for us, here we are selecting garnets from
Tomboarivo pegnmatite in the Antsirabe area. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Garnet from Tomboarivo. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Garnet from Tomboarivo. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Garnet from Tomboarivo. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Rhodizite from Antsongombato pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Big rhodizite from Antsongombato pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Tourmaline with an interesting phantom. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Columbite from Tsaramanga pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Big hambergite crystal from the Sahatany Valley. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Interesting quartz. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Demantoid - they are recentely quite rare on the Malagasy market. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Big morganite cutstone. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Struverite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Tourmalines from a new pocket in the Tsarafara pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Big tourmaline from the Tsarafara pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Big tourmaline from the Tsarafara pegmatite. T. Praszkier photo.

 

The same specimen backlighted, 14 cm high. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Gemmy tourmaline from Anjanabonoina, 4.5 cm high. G. Bijak photo.

 

Gemmy tourmaline from Anjanabonoina. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Gemmy tourmaline from Anjanabonoina. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Specimen from above in the backlight, Anjanabonoina, 10.5 cm high. G. Bijak photo.

 

Tourmaline from the Tsarafara pegmatite, 3 cm high. G. Bijak photo.

   

And unfortunately we had go fly back home - from Antananarivo via Paris to Warsaw, looking forward to going back to Madagascar! T. Praszkier photo.

 

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  Comments

impressive story, as always ! love to read your travelling stories :-)

superbe minerals as wel!!

greetz,
David

DavDef
2012-07-28 10:50:37


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