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Baobab Alley

Menabe, Madagascar


Baobab Alley    

Photography by Getty

February 04, 2012

Menabe, Madagascar

Once, forests of Baobab trees that resemble giant mushrooms blanketed parts of Madagascar. But deforestation from farming destroyed most of them -- except for the Avenue of the Baobabs, or Baobab Alley, in the Menabe region of western Madagascar. There, a dozen ancient trees cluster together along a dirt road, surreal-looking guardians of a scrub-covered landscape. Visit at twilight to capture your National Geographic-worthy picture of the trees etched against an African sunset.



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