September 24: We went from our lodge to the Andasibe National Park, part of the same complex yesterday's Mantadia. Our main goal was to see the indri, the largest lemur still in existence.
They are fast-moving, acrobatic, and playful. "The indri is well known for its loud, distinctive songs, which can last from 45 seconds to more than 3 minutes." (Wikipedia). We can testify to the validity of this description.
Also seen, a few other creatures endemic to Madagascar:
Giraffe weevil (for the long neck).
We took a walk in the nearby Orchid Garden.
Finally, some shots of the ordinary vegetation along our path. I usually try to take photos of "perfect" plants in the peak of condition, but here were a couple of specimens that reminded me that decay is part of life, and has its own beauty.
(Click photos to enlarge them.)