Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin

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Daniel Austin was fascinated by Madagascar before he even realised. With a passion for flora and fauna from early childhood, it was only a matter of time before he noticed this exotic Indian Ocean island being mentioned with rather more regularity than almost any other place on earth in connection with the world's most marvellous and unusual life forms. Thus his love affair with the country began, sending him on a voyage of discovery that revealed Madagascar's curiosities to extend well beyond its botanical and zoological wonders – to geological, historical, linguistic and cultural surprises too. Over the past decade, Daniel has spent a total of almost two years exploring and photographing Madagascar, as well as lecturing about the island, both on tours in the country and back in the UK at venues including the Royal Geographical Society. Daniel is now Secretary of the Anglo-Malagasy Society, an organisation founded in 1961 to foster relationships between the UK and Madagascar, and founder of the Madagascar Library project (www.madagascar-library.com). He is also co-author on three Bradt titles: Madagascar, Madagascar Highlights and Madagascar Wildlife.

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Madagascar’s famadihana – the turning of the bones

Visitors to Madagascar shouldn't miss a famadihana – the Malagasy bone-turning ceremony. 

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Where, when and how to look for invertebrates

Find out where to see Madagascar's incredible invertebrates with our handy guide.

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Madagascar: Life at an evolutionary tangent

From lizards to lemurs, Africa’s largest island boasts an array of fascinating wildlife.

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