The main images from the

Madagascar Biodiversity and Conservation Exhibit

Each of the 55 photograph panels consists of a main print, a general caption and a boxed detail caption. Most of the captions include one or two 4"x 6" photographs. A small map on each caption sheet shows where the photo(s) were taken.

The 55 main images presented as 16"x20" to 20"x30" prints in the exhibit are listed below. You can select particular images from this list or step directly from one image to the next using the "Next" button at the bottom of each image.

  1. Large earth-toned moth by a rainforest stream.
  2. Yellow and red male chameleon (originally green and black).
  3. Our guide René relaxing in the Ankarana Reserve.
  4. Endemic Madagascar Kestrels at our hotel in Antananarivo.
  5. Jumping Spider (Salticidae) on an Aloe leaf.
  6. The idyllic Vatoaranana River in Ranomafana National Park.
  7. Delicately shaded flowers of the vine-like Gravesia nigrescens.
  8. An orange and blue rainforest leafhopper.
  9. Rainforest butterfly in the endemic genus Saribia.
  10. Caterpillars feeding as a group in Ranomafana National Park.
  11. Madagascar's second largest predator, the nocturnal Striped Civet.
  12. A curious, diurnal red forest rat in rainforest at Ranomafana National Park.
  13. A tiny, nocturnal Rufous Mouse Lemur.
  14. Pandanus leaf skeleton revealing a lattice of parallel struts with crossbraces.
  15. Thorn Spider conspicuous on its web during the day.
  16. Tiger beetle, an active, diurnal predator.
  17. The Golden Frog may be threatened by the international pet trade.
  18. Indri Lemur, the largest and loudest living lemur species.
  19. Red clawed land crab near the Bay of Antongil.
  20. Rapid clearing of previously uncut rainforest above the Ambanizana River.
  21. Green Treefrog in partly cleared rainforest on the Masoala Peninsula.
  22. Large Fungus Weevil from mountain rainforest on the Masoala Peninsula.
  23. A large red rainforest millipede curls into a defensive spiral.
  24. Assassin bug, a fierce predator sporting warning coloration.
  25. Disruptive coloration helps protect this long-horned grasshopper nymph.
  26. A blue opalescent male Jumping Spider on a rainforest leaf.
  27. Gold Tortoise Beetle on grass blades in Montagne d’Ambre National Park.
  28. Colonial paper wasp on her nest under a rainforest rock.
  29. A male Lynx Spider from degraded rainforest near Sambava.
  30. Incredibly long-legged Daddy-long-legs Spider.
  31. Snail on a Gravesia leaf in ridgetop rainforest on the Masoala Peninsula.
  32. A large, bark-patterned Leaf-tailed Gecko.
  33. A new shoot of giant bamboo, a widespread useful plant.
  34. This gaudy frog’s yellow and blue pattern may warn of toxins.
  35. A cryptic frog, almost invisible on the forest floor.
  36. Female Crowned Lemur in a tree in the Ankarana Reserve.
  37. Cicada nymphal shell.
  38. A large and gaudy green Madagascar Day Gecko at the Ankarana Reserve.
  39. Knife-edged pinnacles of eroded limestone on the Ankarana Plateau.
  40. Bizarrely eroded limestone and a cave-collapse lake in the Ankarana Reserve.
  41. Our friend Goulam shows the scale of Andrafiabe Cave.
  42. Pottery in Andrafiabe Cave in the Ankarana Reserve.
  43. Sleeping fruit bat in Anpondriampaihy Cave at the Ankarana Reserve.
  44. A chameleon walks on air—with the help of its prehensile tail.
  45. Thick red silt colors even "whitewater" rapids on the Betsiboka River.
  46. Madagascar Fish Eagle, one of the world’s rarest birds of prey.
  47. Closeup portrait of the Iguanid lizard Oplurus cuvieri.
  48. A young Brookesia chameleon poses on my thumb.
  49. A large Flatid bug "camouflaged" as a flower?
  50. Ant Lion from dry tropical forest at the Ampijoroa Forestry Station.
  51. Tiny Jumping Spider, possibly an undescribed species.
  52. Pachypodium tree in the spiny desert of SE Madagascar.
  53. Paper-barked Euphorbia trees in the spiny desert of SE Madagascar.
  54. Large predatory Robber Flies mating in the spiny desert.
  55. Closeup of a Radiated tortoise's shell pattern.


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