September 30: In the late afternoon, we drove from Berenty to the nearby Spiny Forest, embedded in the large sisal plantation. The spiny plants are much more various and denser than in an area like the Saguaro National Park in Arizona, evidence of the evolutionary fecundity of Madagascar. I enjoyed photographing the strange tangled shapes and fierce edges.
A couple of critters nestled deep in the vegetation were spied by our guide, Benoit:
A vivid end of the day