Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Gorgeous Place Among tthe Dust

Also in Tsimanampetsotse National Park I came across some very cool caves which collapsed, so they are like pits in the earth. Pictured here is one which has banyan tree roots growing way down into it, and shimmering aqua colored water at the bottom. This is like a green oasis in the middle of a completely dry, desert like area with no green vegetation. Overlooking this particular pit there was a parrot, also pictured, who cried out to me at great length. The parrots are black and grey - Madagascar has a lot of brightly colored things, but not parrots, apparently.

Other attractions at this park include baobab trees of various ages and types, lots of medicinal plants (all very unique), flamingos in a saline lake, and tortoises.

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