Madagascar: Last day

Madagascar: Last day

Oct 13, 2013| by administrator

Air Madagascar changed our afternoon flight to a morning flight so we had a 5 AM breakfast and started our four hour drive to Fort Dauphin. Along the way we stopped to shoot baobab trees and some cool giant orange ladybugs, and bought some carvings from local people along the road. We flew to Tana, had lunch and transferred to a bird park for an afternoon shoot. Set right in the middle of Tana, the bird park is a series of lagoons and islands filled with nesting Dimorphic Egrets, Black Egrets, Night Herons, and Whistling, Red-billed, and Fulvous Ducks. The flight shooting was spectacular, with birds circling in front of us in low afternoon light. For a change of pace we walked to the other side of the main lagoon and shot the white Dimorphic Egrets against the setting sun. The light shining through their white wings makes the photo look like a painting. It was a perfect way to end our photo journey to Madagascar.


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