Madagascar - Andasibe National Park

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.

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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:

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Brown lemur

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Parson's chameleon

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Giraffe weevil (for the long neck).

We took a walk in the nearby Orchid Garden.

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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.

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(Click photos to enlarge them.)

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