Hump­back whales


BBC Wildlife Magazine - - July -

Now’s the per­fect time for a whale­watch­ing ad­ven­ture, as large groups of hump­backs mi­grate to the shel­tered wa­ters of the beau­ti­ful trop­i­cal is­land of Île Sainte Marie off the coast of Mada­gas­car. Here they will calve and nurse their young, re­turn­ing to the Antarc­tic in Septem­ber. Mada­gas­car is, of course, also host to a va­ri­ety of ex­tra­or­di­nary ter­res­trial species, in­clud­ing the 2cm-long Brooke­sia chameleon, iconic baobab, gre­gar­i­ous ring-tailed lemur and preda­tory cat-like fossa.

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