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VIII 2012 – Madagascar, part II

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From the town we made a trip to Nahampoina Park. Google maps.

 

Kids in the village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Bamboo in the park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Jack fruit. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Swamps with "Elephant-ear" plants (Colocasia). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Flowers. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Crocodiles in the park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemur - Asia`s favourite species. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemurs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemurs are very inquisitive. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemur. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemur. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sifaka lemur with a baby. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baby Sifaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The freshly born lemur babies are transported on mother`s belly. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A Sifaka infant. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom brought banans and the whole herd of Ring-tailed lemurs jumped on him :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia with lemurs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia with lemurs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Playfull catta Lemurs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Catta lemur with baby. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

King of the lemurs :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

King of the lemurs :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia with Sifaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Later we visited a spectacular Sainte-Luce bay. Google map.

 

Fisherman building a new pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Nepenthes madagascariensis - one of the carnivorous endemic plants of Madagascar. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Nepenthes. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Unlucky fly "eaten" by nepenthes. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sainte-Luce bay. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb view to the Sainte-Luce bay. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb view to the Sainte-Luce bay. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb view to the Sainte-Luce bay. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Berenty Park protecting the "dry spiny forest" with endemic plants and animals was our next stop. Google map.

 

Didiereaceae - one of the endemic plants` families of Madagascar. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Roots hanging out from branches. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia playing at Tarzan. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Endemic Didiereaceae. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lemurs in Berenty Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lemur in Berenty park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lemur in Berenty park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lemur in Berenty park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Extremely small night lemur, so called "mouse lemur". J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mouse lemur - adoults are up to 40g. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Berenty we drove to Ampandandrava. Google map.

 

National road no 13 and a Sifaka crossing it. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

style="text-align: center;">Antanimora "town" - one of the bigger ones on the way. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Antanimora "town". J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fried birds offered for sale in Antanimora "town". J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Finally we arrived to Ampandandrava - the phlogopite kingdom :) J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

The main shaft of Ampandandrava mine. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Proud miner with a professional equipment :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia with the miners - ready to go underground. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the mine tunnels. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Pegmatite with diopside and phlogopite crystals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Phlogopite crystals in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Phlogopite crystals in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge phlogopite in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Perfect cleavage of phlogopite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge phlogopite crystals in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going back - note the lack of boots on the miners` feet. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Ready to go up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Happy after the visit. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old mining carts and lift. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Last view to the head frame. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom on the phlogopite dump. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids on the phlogopite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids on the phlogopite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Storage full of phlogopite crystals, they really have plenty of it. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Women sorting an cutting phlogopite crystals which will be used later for electronics, mainly in China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Women sorting an cutting phlogopite crystals which will be used later for electronics, mainly in China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Women sorting an cutting phlogopite crystals which will be used later for electronics, mainly in China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The instruction for the workers on how to cut the crystals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Women sorting an cutting phlogopite crystals which will be used later for electronics, mainly in China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Women sorting an cutting phlogopite crystals which will be used later for electronics, mainly in China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Phlogopite is cut using a knife, hands and feet. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia trying to work on phlogopite... probably she would be fired immidiately... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Some of well preserved crystals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

They get bigger too... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

...bigger... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

... and bigger! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Apatite crystals are also found in the area. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big apatite crystal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From phlogopite mine we drove to Ihosy visiting a few workings on our way. Google map.

 

Gajowniczek photo.

 

Noro`s favourite player is Romney and Asia`s - Messi. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia playing football on the National Road 13 with the local kids. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids of Isoanala. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids of Isoanala. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Visiting some pegmatites in the area. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Visiting some pegmatites in the area. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Miners digging for gems. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Miners camp :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

"Knife" of one of the shepherds :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Laundry day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Laundry day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Corundum locality close to Ihosy. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

New gemmy corundums with garnet rim. G. Bijak photo.

 

New gemmy corundums with garnet rim. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

New gemmy corundums with garnet rim. G. Bijak photo.

 

New gemmy bicolor corundum with garnet rim. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The same specimen after preparation. Jeff Scovil photo. J. Gajowniczek collection.

 

New gemmy corundums with garnet rim. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The same specimen after preparation, Jeff Scovil photo.

 

From Ihosy we drove to Ilakaka sapphire deposit. Google map.

 

Main road in the country going through the Ilakaka town. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Workings in alluvium deposits in Ilakaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Workings in alluvium deposits in Ilakaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Material ready to be washed. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tony trying his luck in finding sapphires, he looked for a big one :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Washing cars and panning for sapphires. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the shops in Ilakaka with local sapphires. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the shops in Ilakaka with local sapphires. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We spent one day in Toliara town.

 

On the way to Toliara. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Traditional Sakalava tribe grave. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the Toliara`s center. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rickshaws are used not only to transport people... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids playing a local game. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Taxi brousses (long distance public transport) station. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Taxi brousse ready to go! It is very comfortable :) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Toliara we moved to Sarondrano - one of our favourite spots. Google map.

 

On the way to Sarondrano. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spot we visit every time - a beautiful small lake in cave with freshwater. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the Sarondrano village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fishermen preparing their nests. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going to fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Children`s orchestra. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Happy kids. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia playing on the beach. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia having fun with kids on the sandy dunes. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kid. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Repairing the nets. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fishing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fishing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And bigger ones. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Some of them are very colorfull ... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

... and some have strange shapes. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small squid. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In Sarondrano. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In Sarondrano. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Sarondrano. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next we drove to the north to Ambolimailaka fishermen village. Google map.

 

On the way. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Endemic plants. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lemur catta in Ambolimailaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In Ambolimailaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids in Ambolimailaka village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids in Ambolimailaka village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Ambolimailaka village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Ambolimailaka village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

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