A Madagascar Photo Tour – By Astrid Bluemel
Madagascar is often referred to as the “Eighth Continent” because of its exceptionally unique and isolated fauna and flora. This legendary uniqueness is reflected everywhere with its five endemic bird families, quirky lemurs, colourful chameleons, lizards, snakes, frogs and fascinating flora.
ORYX hosted two Madagascar photo tours in 2019 and judging by the images we have seen, our guests went home with maxed out memory cards and fun, filled memories.
One of our guests, Astrid Bluemel, was kind enough to share her beautiful portfolio with us and we’re sure one look at her images will make one want to add this colourful locale to their photographic bucket list!
Here is what she has to say about the time on our Madagascar Photography Tour…
“My second photography tour with ORYX was as great as the first one. This photo safari was one of the most colorful holidays I’ve ever had! We as clients never notice how much work is being done “behind the scenes”, so well done to all of you!
A very big compliment to Dale Morris. He is the first person in 6 years who could convince me to switch to back button focus. He showed us a lot about spot metering and over- and under exposing, which was very necessary in the forest with all the dappled light. Dale kept smiling and entertaining us despite all the challenges and made sure we got the best angles and windows in the thick of the forest, always ready to help. Not even a cyclone can stop this man!
Our Madagascar photography tour was awesome! The hotels were lovely, the food really good, the beers were cold and cheap, the photo opportunities are innumerable, varied, colourful and it was great fun getting up close and personal with chameleons, tiny frogs and dragonflies. The lemurs and sifakas are just the best thing to watch and photograph, there are so many different ones, and yet they are all so very, very cute.
Many thanks to you all, I believe you will see more of us!”