Justus Ravensbergen

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Africa | Madagascar Stone Forest with two leaping lemur / Decken's sifakas. |  © Stephen Alvarez

A pair of lemurs cling to the sharp stones of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, located close to the western coast of Madagascar. The reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Stephen Alvarez

Baobab is the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, not only do they look like bottles, but the trees typically store around 300 liters of water! They often live over 500 years.

Baobab: the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, the trees typically store around 300 liters of water and often live over 500 years.