Archive for May 2020
Story Behind the Picture: Aye-aye What’s This?
Nikon D5, Nikon 200-400mm, f8, 1/100 second After dark, the forests near Daraina in northern Madagascar are one of the best places to look for aye-ayes. One of the most critically endangered species, the aye-aye is also arguably the world’s most peculiar primate and epitomises all that it bizarre and ‘other-worldly’ on the island. It…Read More
Story Behind the Picture: The Gold Standard
Nikon D3S, Nikon 70-200mm, f5, 1/250 second On Madagascar, an island where superlatives abound, the forests around Daraina are particularly special. Here so many of the environmental, social, humanitarian and conservation issues the desperately poor island nation faces collide. By day these forests and particularly those close to the village of Andranotsimaty, are perhaps the…Read More
Story Behind the Picture: Red Ruffed Lemur
Nikon D5, Nikon 200-400mm, f6.3, 1/60 second Ruffed lemurs are among the most endangered of lemur species. They require intact primary rain forests as they are heavily reliant on large fruiting trees, which are the first to be removed when any deforestation occurs. In many areas of Madagascar where they still survive, ruffed lemurs are…Read More