The needle-like landscape in Tsingy National Park, Madagascar

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Tsingy de Bemaraha is a national park located near the western coast of Madagascar. The area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the unique geography, preserved mangrove forests, and wild bird and lemur populations. The northern end of the park is characterized by needle-shaped limestone formations, above cliffs over the Manambolo River. The incredibly sharp limestone formations can cut through equipment and flesh easily, which makes traversing them extremely difficult. The word “Tsingy” is derived from a local word meaning “the place where one cannot walk barefoot”.

Olivier Lejade [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Olivier Lejade [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Heinonlein [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo © François Guerraz [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Olivier Lejade [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Olivier Lejade [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Heinonlein [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Olivier Lejade [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr

Heinonlein [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hiroki Ogawa [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hiroki Ogawa [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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7 thoughts on “The needle-like landscape in Tsingy National Park, Madagascar”

  1. E’ sempre un piacere rivedere le fantastiche immagini che proponi alle nostre letture
    Un saluto,silvia

  2. Luoghi fantastici e irreali, dove la natura crea profonda meraviglia!
    Buona domenica,silvia

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