The following 50 photos were taken during the course of my reporting and research in 2009. I have only included nature and wildlife subjects from Laos, Thailand, Costa Rica, Brazil, Indonesia, California, and Madagascar, although I also took pictures of other subjects and spent time in other countries.
Last year’s photos can be found here.
These are low quality, low resolutions shots but all of these images are available in high resolution. See mongabay.zenfolio.com for high resolution versions of these and other pictures.
All photos were taken by Rhett A. Butler.
Male Panther chameleon in Ankarana, Madagascar
Indri lemur (Indri indri) near Andasibe. Madagascar
Gladiator tree frog (Hyla rosenbergi), Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Male Orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Rainforest canopy of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Female Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) with baby in Madagascar
Giant Dipterocarp tree in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Female orangutan in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Territorial chase between a pair of Verreaux’s Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in southern Madagascar
Red grasshawk dragonfly in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
White Spotted Reed Frog (Heterixalus alboguttatus) in Ranomafana, Madagascar
Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight over crashing surf, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Parson’s chameleon (Calumma parsonii) in Madagascar
Verreaux’s Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in Southern Madagascar
Dancing Verreaux’s sifaka lemur in southern Madagascar
McWay Waterfall in Big Sur, California
Jaguar emerging from the Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil