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These are the nymph stage; here standing on a tree branch. They look like lace decorations; it is quite a shock to see them run away from your probing finger!
This one is small and tones in well with the surrounding leaves.
This one has been caught in a torch beam during one of our night walks and then the photo was taken by flash.
An import from Africa. Our visit was just at the end of the dry season and the live snail on the left is still sealed-up for aestivation (like hibernation, but covering the dry season).
Again, caught in a torch beam at night and then a flash photo taken.
The "pineal eye" can be seen on the top of its head.
These ones came to investigate us at the "English Campsite" in Ankarana. They made fierce rushes at another family of mongooses doing the same thing.
One of the many attractive birds we saw.
This one was well hidden below overhanging branches above water. He looks very indignant at people taking his photo at a time when all decent creatures should be asleep.
Posing for its photograph.
The zoologist is on the left and is a fine example known as Nick Garbutt.
A fine animal!
Here catching a "free" grasshopper, provided by a small boy who was angling for a good tip.
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Here seen displaying.
Looking smart and displaying his fine tail.
There are many sorts, but this type is the largest, ranging up to 300mm in length.
Their tails are one of the many nice features of lemurs
Male left and female right.
Dr Doolittle would have approved.
Mother lemurs wear their infants rather like a skier's bum-bag. They are wrapped right around her body, just below waist-level.
There are a lot of Crowned Lemur photos here, but who could resist a face like that?
Indri looks straight at the camera.
An apparently photogenic animal, which is too dark to photograph easily.
A nocturnal lepilemur, unhappy at being woken.
The title object of our trip! Not easy to find or to photograph, but a fine-looking animal.
High in its tree in the misty and rainy mountain forest.
Some seem a little dubious!
Posing for its photo.
Thief! This is one mango we never got to eat.
Lemurs raid our rubbish-sack at Lac Vert.
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