Madagascar - January 2014

The year 2014 started off very well with another 10-day self-organized "hard-core" birding and wildlife trip in Madagascar from 10-19 January! A true adventurous trip to one of the most exciting and biodiversity hotspots on the face of the earth. About 75 percent of the species found in Madagascar live nowhere else on the planet. I found myself very lucky taking photo's of many of the endemic birds, lemurs, chameleons etc, some of which I also captured on video. Have a look at: Video's of Lemurs and Video's of Chameleons.
I photographed a Voltor sylphis, a rare antlion species according to Dr. David Lees (Department of Zoology of the University of Cambridge, UK) and Dr. Roland Dobosz (Natural History Department, Bytom, Poland). It seems that my photo of this extraordinary creature is the only photo ever taken of this animal alive.