Nature Madagascar by Nick Garbutt

British photographer spent an epic 20-year-old foray into one of the most bizarre ecosystems of the world. 46-year-old Nick Garbutt from Cumbria has made 25 trips deep into the forests of Madagascar. He had been on the island every year since 1991. For two decades, Nick created an unusual collection of pictures photoshoot unusual and colorful species of the island.

The adult male fossa (Crytoprocta Ferox) wanders through the deciduous forest of western Madagascar.

From the continent of Africa, the island was cut off 160 million years ago. But the inhabitants of the island have evolved features that are not found anywhere else. Many of the animals that are in the pictures of Nick can be found only in Madagascar.
Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) passes through the open space in the spiny forest, southern Madagascar.

Of concern is the fact that a large number of animals in these photos could disappear in the next 20 years. Poor local communities cut down forests to make way for crops such as rice. A huge amount of wood harvested from forests destroyed, used for the production of charcoal. Nick said: "In its pristine state of Madagascar was covered by 85% forest, and now there are only 8%. Even more shocking is the fact that 50% of the forest loss has occurred in the last 50 years and I have seen these mass destruction. So I started to go here since 1991, the high hopes for the revival, I do not cherish. "
Male kopenosogo chameleon (Calumma Gallus) in lowland tropical forests near Mantadia, eastern Madagascar.


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