The fauna of Ranomafana

It’s amazing to think two years have passed since I visited Madagascar. In these days of insta-everything, it’s refreshing to look back and relive these photos through the distance of time.

I’ll let the photos do the talking this time. Stay tuned for more from our adventures through this magically biodiverse country.

Grey Bamboo Lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Grey Bamboo Lemur

Grey Bamboo Lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Grey Bamboo Lemur

Either a Grey or Greater Bamboo Lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Either a Grey or Greater Bamboo Lemur

Small-toothed sportive lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagasar

Small-toothed sportive lemur

Two small-toothed sportive lemurs hugging in a tree in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Two small-toothed sportive lemurs hugging. They are normally nocturnal.

Red-bellied lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Red-bellied lemur

Red mouse lemur licking banana juice in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Red mouse lemur

Red mouse lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Red mouse lemur

Frog hanging from a twig in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

The frogs come alive at night

Frog in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Chameleon in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

One of the many types of chameleon in Ranomafana forest

Short-nosed chameleon in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Short-nosed chameleon

Short-nosed chameleon in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Short-nosed chameleon

Short-nosed chameleon in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Short-nosed chameleon

Short-nosed chameleon in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Short-nosed chameleon

Leaf tail gecko is the master of camouflage in in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Leaf tail gecko!!! Hard to believe this is real

Giraffe-necked weevil eating a leaf in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Giraffe-necked weevil

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Lizard with an interesting texture in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

This lizard has an interesting texture

Golden bamboo lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Golden bamboo lemur

Magpie Robin posing for the camera in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Magpie Robin looking very photogenic

Golden bamboo lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Golden bamboo lemur

Black-and-white ruffed lemur surveying the scene in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Black-and-white ruffed lemur surveying the scene

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Close-up photo of black-and-white ruffed lemur surveying the scene in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Black-and-white ruffed lemur wondering what we’re doing on the ground

Terrifying spider in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Yikes!

Greater bamboo lemur staring me down in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Greater bamboo lemur

Greater bamboo lemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Greater bamboo lemur

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Small rapids in a stream in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

A fresh rainfall fed this lively stream

Rock path across a stream bed in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Rock path across a stream bed

Madagascar Palm in a banana plantation next to Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Madagascar Palm

Looking over the valley outside Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Looking over the Ranomafana valley

Waterfall outside Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

The walk home included a waterfall – bonus!

Rickety metal bridge over the river outside Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

Not the sturdiest bridge I’ve walked over

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