Madagascar’s Stone Forest

Photo by Stephen Alvarez

The great block of Jurassic stone has dissolved into a labyrinth of knife-edged towers, slot canyons, and wet caves that ward off humans while harboring other animals and plants. New species are frequently described from the isolated habitats within—a previously unknown coffee plant in 1996, a minuscule lemur in 2000, a bat in 2005, a frog two years later.

Photo by Stephen Alvarez

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National Geographic article
Amusing Planet’s stone forest photo gallery

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Madagascar’s Stone Forest