Category Archives: Madagascar

The Spider Assassins (Archaeidae)

Article 2 The Spider Assassin (Archaeidae) One of the few photos representing the fascinating family of Archaeid spiders. Photo taken in Andasibe national park, Madagascar. As the sun sets, the high pitched buzz of cicadas winds down and a chorus … Continue reading

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Bike to the future

For the select audience that actually follows my blog, the ‘elite’/bored with nothing else to do, I apologize for the long delay between postings. Madagascar took its toll as you’ll soon learn. I was so rundown that by the end … Continue reading

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Working with Apple Aperture II

In rainforest photography a very common problem is lens fog which can often ruin an otherwise fine image. Although post-processing can help bring back a lot of the original detail and colours, you will never get the same quality than … Continue reading

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The fever and the cure

Days have melded together, my conception of time has folded in upon itself under the alternate fever and chills. Nights are spent mopping up a deluge of sweat from a shiver that begins as a tremor and finishes as helmet … Continue reading

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“Everyone loves Lemurs”

Today I finally got the official tour of the park. The guide actually showed up, and gave the excuse that she’d come by but had found me sleeping and had wanted to leave me alone. Hmmm…how considerate (if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Finally some critters!

I wake up, ask the gendarme where the bathroom is. He points to the back of his single room apartment. I’m surprised since the room doesn’t smell at all, and so I back there, and go to the washroom. He … Continue reading

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Take me on another painful ride

The taxi-brousse careers around corners, the wheels screeching with every turn and my white fingers holding onto my seat lest I crash into my fellow passengers . Of course the others are used to it, and I should be too … Continue reading

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Madagascar – Try a delicious taste of Africa ‘Light’

I have been in town for 3 days and impatience is gnawing away at me. The polluted cloud of the city hangs over me. Bidding goodbye to the Tana-Jacaranda hotel I jump in the first taxi that comes by. The … Continue reading

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Life is a little like an ‘AZER’ keyboard… (ie. all fucked up)

Fortunately today finds me in better accommodation; a pleasant little hostel where I feel much less like a fugitive John whoring out little children. The town is a rundown place that I think any photographer would have trouble making look … Continue reading

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The eighth continent

I feel out of practice with travel, my mind seems a little fuzzy, a little slow. The lessons from past travel experiences buzzing somewhere in the background…”Look at the man next to you how he’s edging himself towards you. Look … Continue reading

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