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Île Sainte Marie and Île aux Nattes

Île Sainte Maries (Malagasy: <i>Nosy Boraha</i>) is an island of about 50km long and a few km wide off Madagascar's east coast facing Indian Ocean.  Île aux Nattes (Malagasy: <i>Nosy Nanto</i>) is located at the southern tip of Ste Marie, surrounded by a shallow coral sea.
Île Sainte Maries (Malagasy: Nosy Boraha) is an island of about 50km long and a few km wide off Madagascar's east coast facing Indian Ocean. Île aux Nattes (Malagasy: Nosy Nanto) is located at the southern tip of Ste Marie, surrounded by a shallow coral sea.
17°5'49.9"S, 49°48'31.2"E
West side of Île aux Nattes
West side of Île aux Nattes
17°6'8.8"S, 49°48'5.2"E
A <i>pirogue</i> is a canoe that carved out from one single tree.  It is one of the main means of transportation in Madagascar's coastal area.
A pirogue is a canoe that carved out from one single tree. It is one of the main means of transportation in Madagascar's coastal area.
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Ste Marie's west coast.
Ste Marie's west coast.
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Ste Marie's east coast
Ste Marie's east coast
16°59'7.5"S, 49°53'27.5"E
Radiant and spider tortoises (geochelone radiata and pyxis arachnoides) endemic to Madagascar.
Radiant and spider tortoises (geochelone radiata and pyxis arachnoides) endemic to Madagascar.
17°4'2.2"S, 49°49'32.6"E
Vanilla plant.  Madagascar is the world No. 1 producer and exporter of vanilla.
Vanilla plant. Madagascar is the world No. 1 producer and exporter of vanilla.
17°4'3.7"S, 49°49'33"E
Île aux Nattes in a sunny day
Île aux Nattes in a sunny day
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Ste Marie's east side.
Ste Marie's east side.
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Ste Marie's east coast
Ste Marie's east coast
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Black and white ruffed lemur (varecia variegata) endemic to Madagascar.
Black and white ruffed lemur (varecia variegata) endemic to Madagascar.
17°4'2.9"S, 49°49'32.1"E
Bamboo lemur (hapalemur), much smaller than ruffed lemur.
Bamboo lemur (hapalemur), much smaller than ruffed lemur.
17°4'2.5"S, 49°49'33.7"E
Bamboo lemur.
Bamboo lemur.
17°4'2.5"S, 49°49'32"E
Common brown lemurs on the reception desk.
Common brown lemurs on the reception desk.
17°4'4.3"S, 49°49'33.2"E
A close up photograph of a Parson's chameleon (calumma parsonii).
A close up photograph of a Parson's chameleon (calumma parsonii).
17°4'2.6"S, 49°49'32.8"E
Parson's chameleon is one of the largest in the chameleon family. This one is approximately 30cm long from head to tail.
Parson's chameleon is one of the largest in the chameleon family. This one is approximately 30cm long from head to tail.
17°4'3.3"S, 49°49'33.2"E
An unidentified chameleon species.
An unidentified chameleon species.
17°4'2.8"S, 49°49'32.7"E
Madagascar boa (sanzinia madagascariensis)
Madagascar boa (sanzinia madagascariensis)
17°4'2.4"S, 49°49'33.9"E
A boatman shuttling tourists between Ste Marie and Île aux Nattes.
A boatman shuttling tourists between Ste Marie and Île aux Nattes.
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Île aux Nattes' general store.
Île aux Nattes' general store.
17°6'28.9"S, 49°48'37.2"E
A village at Île aux Nattes.
A village at Île aux Nattes.
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Shore hunting with bow and arrow.
Shore hunting with bow and arrow.
17°6'4.4"S, 49°48'33.4"E
Traveller's palm (ravenala madagascariensis), is the symbol of Madagascar, featuring on the livery of Air Madagascar.
Traveller's palm (ravenala madagascariensis), is the symbol of Madagascar, featuring on the livery of Air Madagascar.
17°0'43.6"S, 49°50'51.3"E
Pirates' cemetery.  For centuries, Ste Marie had been a haven for pirates active on the Indian Ocean.
Pirates' cemetery. For centuries, Ste Marie had been a haven for pirates active on the Indian Ocean.
17°0'43.4"S, 49°50'51.3"E
A village at Ste Marie.
A village at Ste Marie.
16°59'35.8"S, 49°52'47.1"E
Shell decorations at a local restaurant.
Shell decorations at a local restaurant.
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Île aux Nattes after sunset.
Île aux Nattes after sunset.
17°6'3.4"S, 49°48'33.5"E
Pirogues at the landing point.
Pirogues at the landing point.
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Air Madagascar has regular flight to Ste Marie.
Air Madagascar has regular flight to Ste Marie.
17°6'2.4"S, 49°48'35"E
Southeast side of Île aux Nattes is ideal for snorkeling.
Southeast side of Île aux Nattes is ideal for snorkeling.
17°7'10.8"S, 49°48'38.8"E
A school boy, Ste Marie
A school boy, Ste Marie
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Île aux Nattes.  Like many other parts in Africa, it is common to carry belongings on the head instead of shoulder or back.
Île aux Nattes. Like many other parts in Africa, it is common to carry belongings on the head instead of shoulder or back.
17°6'28.3"S, 49°48'37.7"E
Pirogues as school buses.
Pirogues as school buses.
17°5'52.9"S, 49°48'39.6"E
A placid morning.
A placid morning.
17°6'3.2"S, 49°48'35.4"E
Shower room and men's and women's toilets. Ambodifotatra
Shower room and men's and women's toilets. Ambodifotatra
17°0'2.8"S, 49°51'6.6"E
Hair braiding, Île aux Nattes.
Hair braiding, Île aux Nattes.
17°6'29"S, 49°48'37.2"E
A tailor's shop at Ambodifotatra, Ste Marie's only main town.
A tailor's shop at Ambodifotatra, Ste Marie's only main town.
16°59'52.6"S, 49°51'5"E
A general store at Ambodifotatra during siesta time.
A general store at Ambodifotatra during siesta time.
16°59'55.8"S, 49°51'6.6"E
Ste Marie's advertising billboards for internet and mobile phone providers.
Ste Marie's advertising billboards for internet and mobile phone providers.
17°0'21"S, 49°50'48.7"E


Last Update: October 22 2009 07:07:52 -0500