I have just returned from leading a 2 week Madagascar travel and wildlife photography workshop holiday, taking in the length of route 7 from Antananarivo on the East Coast to Ifaty in the South West of the island. On our way we visited 4 national parks, photographed numerous lemur species, got up close and personal with chameleons, helped the locals build brick kilns and watched the sun rise over Isalo from a rocky out crop. I thought I would share a few photos of what we got up to each day on the photography holiday, especially for those of you who might be tempted to come on a future trip. You can see my favourite images from the trip in the Madagascar Photography Highlights gallery, or for a full write up, read on!
There is always something exciting about meeting a new group of people. I have to say, we all really lucked out. It was such a fun and varied group. Abilities ranged from absolute beginners with just a bridge camera, to one lady with a bigger lens and equipment bag that myself. Home towns were as far afield as Mumbai, and we had a brilliantly broad age range from 26 to 84. Don’t for one moment think 84 is anything more than a number. Jean was a force to be reckoned with and spent less time napping and more time photographing than the rest of us of put together!