MADAGASCAR TRAVEL & WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
BY MATTHEW WILLIAMS-ELLIS, UK BASED COMMERCIAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN LONDON
Below is a collection of my favourite photos taken during a couple of recent trips to Madagascar, scouting and subsequently running a photography holiday to Madagascar. I was totally blown away by the abundance of wildlife, beauty of the landscape and radiant smiles from the people I met. The fact that the Baobab trees offered the opportunity to keep developing my 6 minute exposure project was the icing on the cake!
Madagascar is obviously known for its wildlife, and it is easy to see why. The highlights for me were hiking into Isalo National Park to observe lemurs, an incredible encounter with a conspiracy of Milne-Edwards Sifakas in Ranomafana National Park and photographing chameleons in Andasibe. What made this trip so great however, is that the wildlife photography and encounters were only a part of the experience. The rice paddies are simply stunning, the rock formations and canyons in Isalo are bizarre and the beach at Ifaty is beyond peaceful. To top it all off, out guide helped us talk to many of the locals and we were always met with smiles and laughter.
If the photos below leave you wanting more, my full collection of photos of Madagascar can be found in my Madagascar travel photography archive.