Wildlife Expedition to Madagascar

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Feb 19th, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Wildlife Expedition to Madagascar

Just discovered Fodor's travel forums. I thought I would post a few of my trip reports and sharing our experiences with other like-minded traveler! Here is one of our adventures in Madagascar. I think you will enjoy it!

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http://cokesmithphototravel.com/Madagascar.html
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Feb 28th, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Fantastic pics and report once again. I am also considering a visit to Madagacar, but have chickened out and decided to take a cruise rather than a land tour. Sadly, this does mean I'll have to compromise on wildlife sightings. On the plus side, I'll hopefully avoid the bad roads you so vividly describe.

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Mar 3rd, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Wonderful photos. I have always wanted to go to Madagascar, and after looking at your photos, I REALLY want to go! Thank you for sharing.
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Mar 18th, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Thanks for checking them out!
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Mar 19th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Fantastic photos! Especially of lemurs, which is probably the primary animal sighting one goes to Madagascar for.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Having visited Madagascar in September, I can confirm that this report is amazing. Mad is a fun, though not easy, adventure. Photography is a special challenge, making these photos incredible. Some of them had to be taken at night with difficult to find animals, especially, for example, the mouse lemurs. For the person considering taking a cruise, I would advise going for the full experience and go by land. The roads are a huge problem but that's Madagascar and many places will be inaccessible by boat.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Aargh, lost my previous post!

Mediatorr I've returned from the Indian Ocean cruise, and while I got just a taste of each location, there were many samplings to be had with lots of surprises.

Coke is quite tough and even if I had taken a land tour, I don't think I would have been as successful with the wildlife. One area that was rather more succesful than I would have liked was the snakes! I'll take fur and feathers anyday- except for the chameleons- they were cool!
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Mar 20th, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Thanks gang! Yes we work hard on our trips but the return is great and it helps keep us in shape...(It's the between-trip times that keep us out of shape...). The nighttime shots are a lot of fun and it gets us out during a time where there is an entire new assemblage of species. But they are a challenge to photograph for sure. Thanks for looking and for the comments!
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