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  • Song of the Indri

  • While camping in Maromizaha, Madagascar, I woke up every morning to the calls of indri, a critically endangered species of lemur. Males and females form monogamous pairs, and reinforce their bond as well as their territory by singing sweeping, eerie duets that resonate through the forest. I will admit that I…

  • Credit: Isabelle Clark
  • Tags: Madagascar
  • The River

  • This was taken at my campsite outside of a village called Vohitrarivo in Madagascar. Every evening we came down to bathe in the river after a long, hot day of fieldwork following lemurs. One day two young boys from the village came through with their zebu to give them a drink…

  • Credit: Isabelle Clark
  • Tags: Madagascar
  • Velo

  • This is Velo, one of our guides. Barely older than us, he was able to answer any question about every living thing in the rainforest of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. I caught him here waiting for a greater bamboo lemur to come into range so that he could dart it –…

  • Credit: Isabelle Clark
  • Tags: Madagascar
  • Hands

  • The children of Ambotiaviavy are some of the most animated and energetic I have ever met. Despite the fact that they only spoke Malagasy, which we only knew a few basic words of at the time, we were able to communicate through play. The remote village they live in does not…

  • Credit: Isabelle Clark
  • Tags: Madagascar
  • Chameleon

  • Some of the wildlife I saw in Madagascar was truly otherworldly, or at least seemed like it came from another time. Pictured is a Parson’s chameleon – it is one of the largest chameleon species and can only be found in the rainforests of Madagascar. The males have large horns that…

  • Credit: Isabelle Clark
  • Tags: Madagascar
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    There is a tourist attraction in Isalo National Park called "The Window of Isalo." It's basically a natural 'window' carved into the rock from which one can view the sunset. Well, this isn't a picture of that. Instead, I was captivated not by the blinding light shining…

  • Credit: Tiffany Shao
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    They told us we'd be visiting the spiny desert (keyword: desert). But that evening, after a hot, cloudless day, we saw storm clouds gather in the distance. We heard the thunder drums rolling in as the night progressed. And then, rain. Glorious rain.

    This photo was taken…

  • Credit: Tiffany Shao
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    Madagascar was the most incredible experience of my life. I saw things I had never seen before and I saw familiar things from new perspectives. I learned so much about the world and my place within it. After Madagascar, I am more determined than ever to…

  • Credit: Laura Saucier
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
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