Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pointed rock forest as spikes in Madagascar

Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy stone forest in the island nation of Madagasca is known as one of the most rugged terrain in the world by a series of steep, sharp stone towers.

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Tsingy Rock Forest
Unlike the film of the same name, Madagascar is a wild and unique place. This African island nation possesses a rich flora and fauna ecosystem and a series of exotic natural landscapes, including the Tsingy rocky forest. Photo: National Geographic.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy stone forest is divided into two areas, north and south. To the north is a 531 km wide nature reserve. The rest is Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, 666 km2 wide, near the west coast of Madagascar. Photo: Reddit.
Tsingy Rock Forest
This area was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1990 thanks to its unique topography, mangrove forests and wild populations of birds, gibbons and foxes. Photo: Travelpins.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy stone forest is made up of many sharp limestone blocks like upside-down blades, reaching over 70 m high, pointing straight into the air. Not too many trees and animals live in this seemingly endless stone maze. Photo: Picgra, cool hunting.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy Rock Forest
About 200 million years ago, the forest once completely submerged in seawater and only pushed up when the geological fluctuations took place. Over time, the limestone blocks were abraded by rain and wind, forming sharp rocks like now. Photo: Abseitsreisen.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy Rock Forest
In Malagasy, "tsingy" means "where people cannot walk barefoot". That is absolutely no joke. This word refers to the tall, thin, needle-like stones found throughout the country. Photo: lifeoutofourbackpack, norasacre.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy Rock Forest
These knife-like limestone towers can penetrate objects easily. This makes crossing them extremely difficult and dangerous. Therefore, not too many tourists come here to climb mountains. Photo: Becauseofbb.
Tsingy Rock Forest
Tsingy Rock Forest
The living environment in Tsingy is quite diverse. The sharp, bare, and rocky top of the rock created a humid, low-light space below. This is an ideal refuge for some invertebrates and amphibians. Photo: Tankisst.

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